A Nurse’s 5 Tips To “Never” Get Sick

Woman wishing she hadn't gotten sick on the couch

I hesitate to say I never get sick because whenever you say never, it’s the equivalent to shouting out, “Here I am infectious world! Come and get me!”

It’s the horror movie equivalent to saying, “I’m going to go check this out alone. I’ll be right back.”

It’s the … well, you get the idea. Never say never.

I would say, however, that I rarely get sick. I think part of this is because I spent most of my first year of nursing sick all the time. After a year of coughs, colds, vomiting, and the like, my immune system just got better at the whole immunity thing. But I also think that the following tips may have helped:

1. I am crazy about washing my hands

I carry antimicrobial hand sanitizer everywhere. In every purse, in every gym bag, in every nook and cranny of my house. I even carry it in my car and I sanitize when I get in the car from anything…the grocery store, the gas station, ALL THE TIME!

2. I don’t wear my work shoes in the car or in the house

They stay in the garage, on the front porch, or in the trunk of my car.

3. I try to be SUPER aware of touching my face

Before I do touch my face, eat, put on lipstick or anything I…yes, you guessed it, sanitize.

4. I take a multi-vitamin every day

Try to drink at least one liter of water. I know what you don’t use you pee out, but it just makes me feel better.

5. I exercise at least three times per week

It is good for the mind and body. And, I think, for the immune system!!

Fellow nurses, what are your tips to “never” get sick?



  1. Although I agree with everything else, I can’t say I agree with the antimicrobial hand sanitizer. With this you are also stripping away the good bacteria leaving more room for the bad. It’s important to let your own immune system do some of the work. Other things I would recommend are elderberry syrup, Vit C (ascorbic acid) and colloidal silver.

  2. I wash my hands crazy too. I eat vegetables every day, drink a lot of water, and try to sleep eight hours a day. Consistent and regular exercise is also very good for staying healthy, but getting enough sleep is my priority because it also helps me with relaxation and forgetting about the stress of the day.

  3. I try to eat healthy, have my green smoothies in the morning and drink 2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs) with 8oz water daily. I exercise regularly too, but I really think keeping yourself in an “alkalotic” state boosts your immune system.


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