Posts Tagged ‘Swine Flu’

Swine Flu Innovation

November 12, 2009
Swine Flu

Swine Flu Virus

The world wide fear of the swine flu has led to some pretty drastic measures in some parts of the world.  I just got back from vacation and can tell you I didn’t think that much hand sanitizer existed!  I came across it outside restaurants, on store counters, in the bathrooms (naturally) and even saw one lone bottle cruising the airport baggage carousel.  And then there’s this idea.  Genius!


Halloween Costume Ideas

October 27, 2009

Halloween is just a few days away and if you’re still wracking your brain for a costume, here are a few health/fitness-centric ideas.jacko%27lantern

80’s jazzercise instructor — leotard, tights, legwarmers, head band and big hair (natch!)

Swine Flu — scrubs, pig snout and surgical mask, can also write H1N1 on your chest

Witch Doctor — scrubs or lab coat, witch hat, broom or stethoscope

Ski Bunny — ski pants, sweater, bunny ears, bunny tail, paint on whiskers, ski equipment optional

Drinking to Your Health

September 19, 2009

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another study about how bad too much alcohol can be.  (They must time these releases to coincide with weekend bar hopping, right?)

Here’s the latest:  Binge drinking won’t just leave you with a bad headache the morning after, it could also leave you wide open to infections.

Swine Flu Virus

Swine Flu Virus

Experts say drinking one (or two or three) margaritas too many can mess with your immune system and prevent your body from producing the proteins essential for fighting off bacteria and viruses.

And the effect…can last at least 24 hours.

So with all the news of how bad the swine flu is going to be this season, maybe it’s worth thinking twice about knocking back those SoCo and lime shots at the bar tonight. 

 And no, the vitamin C in the lime isn’t enough to keep you from getting sick.