What do I do when I get sick?
Unless I feel like I'm dying, I keep going to work/school, and I don't take any medicine. I don't even remember the last time I felt that bad, though!
Seriously, I don't think we really have a good idea of what we're doing to our bodies when we keep popping those over-the-counter pills. I think they're a crutch. Sometimes you actually do need it, but if you keep relying on it when you don't, you're only crippling yourself. Stand on your own two feet.
Anyway, here are some of the more interesting preventative measures I favor, but can't guarantee actually do anything
1) No medicine unless really, truly necessary.
2) Don't go out of your way to avoid sick people.
3) Avoid washing your hands with anti-bacterial
4) If someone coughs or sneezes on you or something, or you're feeling a bit down, you can try breathing this special way: Breathe in through your nose, and then out through your mouth in the same way. Do it in sets of 3-5-7-5-3. That is, breathe in three times through the nose, then three times out of the mouth, and so on. *sniff, sniff, sniff* *hfuu, hfuu, hfuu*
5) Do Hanshi's warm-up every morning. If you're interested, I might be able to dig up a description sooner or later.
6) Have just a bit of fat on ya'. Seriously. Skinny people have poor circulation, get cold really easily, and have minimal energy reserves. It's probably healthier to be a little bit plump than most people think.
7) Erm. Just decide not to get sick anymore.
Anyway, you probably thought that was all very silly. I'm only half kidding, though.
-- Daniel Terhorst