Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘germs’

What do toilet seat covers actually do?

In my travels I have noticed that places outside of the US and even some areas of the US don’t have toilet seat covers in public restrooms. Though I do have to say that many years ago I was at a truck stop in Germany and they had this amazing self-cleaning toilet. It was the […]


Keep healthy this flu season

I got my flu shot on Friday. Over the weekend it occurred to me that I should write a post about it. Mostly because there are so many myths about getting the flu shot. I have gotten the flu shot for at least the past 10 years in a row (and got it while I […]


The contagious cold

I have a cold. And man, it sure makes me tired. I have skipped the gym since Thursday evening, when I thought I might be getting sick. I don’t exercise when I am sick as I personally believe my energy should be reserved for getting back to healthy. But that’s not what this post is […]


Time for the flu shot

Today my company hosted a flu shot clinic. For all eight years it has been offered to me I have taken advantage of the convenience and the free shot. I absolutely hate shots and needles. But I like my health more than I hate needles. So my wienie self sucks it up. Other jobs have […]


Should you exercise when sick?

For me, the simple answer is no. When I don’t feel well I don’t work out. I feel that my immune system needs rest and it needs to work on getting healthy and nothing else. I have a slight cold and I haven’t worked out since Sunday. I did a little research to see what […]