And, in hopes to make you happy, here are some tips for
staying healthy during tax season.
Wash Your Hands.
Did you hear your mother when you read that? Turns out, mom
was right. The number one way to cut down on the spread of germs is to use soap
and water on those digits.
Put the Phone Down.
And wipe it! Your land line, your cell phone and your office
phone all need to get a good disinfecting at least once a week. While you’re
wiping down the office phone, hit the keyboard and mouse too.
Clean The Vents in
For efficiency and better health, change out your duct vent
filters. Don’t overlook the exhaust fan in your bathroom (a common cause of
fires). Here is a quick tip to get them clean: use the same can of compressed
air you use to clean your computer keyboard to blow the dust out of those
vents. Turn the fan on while you do it so it pulls the dust through the vent.
Get Enough Sleep.
We should strive to get six to eight hours of sleep each
night. If you’re having trouble sleeping add a workout into your daily routine,
it will help with sleeplessness. Both sleep and exercise will keep you healthy.
Watch What You Eat.
Colder weather prevents us from participating in outdoor
activities. Indoor activities can mean curling up with a bag of chips. The
winter months can double the damage to our immune systems. You might want to consider
vitamin supplements as well. Vitamin D (which we get from the sunshine)
has been linked to preventing colds.
Sometimes we do all of the above and then some but still get
sick. Remember the “use it or lose it” rule on Flexible Spending Accounts has
become more flexible. Participants can now roll over $500 at the end of the
year or use a grace period (check with your Human Resource Department). If you missed
the notice, check out the details on Tax
Disclaimer: Every effort has been
taken to provide the most accurate and honest analysis of the tax information
provided in this blog. Please use your discretion before making any decisions
based on the information provided. This blog is not intended to be a substitute
for seeking professional tax advice based on your individual needs.