What?!? We’re putting up a post on a TUESDAY?!?!
We thought we’d take this time to make a public service announcement of… THE GNAC PLAGUE IS COMING!!!!!!! Every year some type of illness/bug runs wild throughout the conference as we’re all getting up in each other’s business, and so do your part to help that bug from spreading.
Get a Flu Shot
You should have gotten a flu shot months ago; if you didn’t, go get one now. We know the SPU athletic department has a day where a person comes in and athletes can get a flu shot in the training room; we assume other athletic departments do that as well, but if they didn’t, get to your local Rite-Aid/Walgreens/CVS/etc. and get your flu shot; free with insurance, $20 without.
Wash Your Hands Often
Our rule is essentially every time we leave a room, we’ll wash our hands or douse them with hand sanitizer. Our favorite is this Germ X vanilla citrus. We keep a bottle of it in every bag, in the car, near our bed, everywhere. It’s amazing. The Germ X brand is by far our favorite; smells way less offensive than Purell.
Sleep is absolutely critical to the point that you don’t have the time to not get good sleep. Take the time; it’ll make practice better, it’ll make games better, it’ll make school work better, it’ll make your mood better, it’ll make your body better. Sleep is a miracle drug. We argued in a grad school paper that sleep is the human body’s form of green energy and it is marvelous.
Eat a Balanced Diet
The holidays are over; don’t over eat, don’t under eat, eat what your body needs. Some people are armchair quarterbacks; we’re an armchair bariatric MD and nutritionist.
All for today. There’ll be a ‘Discussions’ post up tomorrow.
Be safe, have fun, go GNAC!