I don’t have to tell you that getting sick just isn’t fun. Everyone knows this. What I can tell you is that working with kids has boosted by immune system to soaring heights. When I first started working with kids a little over eight years ago I got sick a ton. If I kid sneezed within twenty feet of me I just knew I was going to catch something. Over time I noticed that I was getting sick less and less, now, at the time I was incredibly lazy (I weighed almost 230 pounds) and a major slob so I wasn’t helping myself in any way. I would still get sick, but only three or four times a year.
All the sudden I went a year without catching anything, I get strep throat from time to time, but that’s my one weakness. I can tell you, without a doubt, that being around kids has boosted my immune system in a major way. It also helped that I realized how lazy and sloppy I was and I’ve now lost just about thirty pounds (yay me!!) and I keep a much tidier place, so those are big things that help me stay healthy as well.
Men’s Health has been a big help as well, sharing tips on staying in shape, eating right, and keeping clean. I owe them a lot.