Posted by Michael Posner on March 24th, 2014
You might think this blog is going to be all about using high tech to avoid having your laptop infected with a nasty virus but it’s not. It’s about the traditional virus avoidance, trying not to contract the flu.
Unfortunately I returned from my China/Taiwan trip with a hitchhiker of significance, the flu. I’ve not been badly sick since 2011 and this flu knocked me off my feet. When I travel I try my best to stay healthy and I do a couple of things to avoid picking up a nasty bug. Below are a couple of the things that I do to avoid other peoples bugs:
- Sanitize my airplane space. I travel with bleach wipes and use them to sanitize the area around me on the plane. I ran out of these wipes before the last trip so this could have been where I picked up my bug
- Avoid touching my eyes, nose and mouth with my hands. This is the way bugs get in so just don’t do it
- Always sanitize or wash my hands after shaking hands with the people I meet. Washing the germs off is better than trying to kill them with chemicals but if sanitizer is all you have it’s better than nothing.
- Exercise. I don’t know if this helps but I feel more healthy when traveling if I continue to work out as normal
- Eat healthy. Again I don’t know if this helps but I feel better if I eat healthy foods. Sometimes while traveling you don’t get the choice of what you eat
What other tips would you provide to help stay healthy while traveling?
More on FPGA-based prototyping next week. I’m presenting at SNUG in San Jose this week so I’ll return to normal blogging later in the week.