Definition of “Sick” [sik]: Afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing
Definition of “Publicist” [puhb-luh-sist]: A force to be reckoned with; laughs in the face of illness; superhuman
Working in public relations is as physically demanding as it is mentally and it is crucial for all superheroes publicists to constantly take care of their health in order to stay on top of their game. Tomorrow marks October 1st and we are all well on our way to flu season which means everyone working in public relations needs to take extra precautions in order to stay healthy (because we all know if you catch a cold nothing is going to keep you at home. Instead you will be sneezing all over your desk, writing pitches, and your co-workers might kill you before the cold does).
Luckily at this PR firm, we are pros at making sure we stay healthy. Please see below for some of our tips on how you too can beat flu season! :
Kick Up That Vitamin D!
According to Carlos Camargo M.D., an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Vitamin D helps your body produce a protein called cathelicidin that fights bacteria and viruses. In other words, take that lunch break and get outside and soak up that sun! If your PR firm isn’t in sunny LA like ours, invest in some 1,000 IUD supplements for a substitute.
You on lunch break:
We know that as a publicist you are too busy talking to media all day to pamper yourself, but seriously, you need to. “Regular 20-minute, moderate-pressure rubdowns decrease the body’s level of cortisol, a stress hormone that can take a toll on your immune system,” says Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Our PR firm believes in this so much that we are lucky enough to have a professional masseuse (shout out to our girl Annette!) work her magic on our stress-induced necks.
You pampering yourself:
Get a Flu Shot
According to flu.gov, if you get the flu vaccine, you are 60% less likely to need treatment for the flu by a healthcare provider. Today everyone at our PR firm was given the option to partake in receiving the flu shot. It also didn’t hurt we received a piece of candy for undergoing this torture.
Imagine it’s 10 years ago and McDreamy wants to give you a flu shot:
Hang With Your Friends!
Last but certainly not least, people with the most types of relationships have a greater resistance to infectious diseases, according to Health Psychology. In contrast, research shows that loners’ immune systems suffer. So do what we publicists do best and get out there and network!
You and your friends <3 :
Shine bright like a diamond,
*all statistics and facts are provided by Womenshealthmag.com