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Weekly Round-Up #263: Colds, Flu And Teambuilding Tips

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Weekly Round-Up #263: Colds, Flu And Teambuilding Tips

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week.

As we move into flu season (and with the dreaded you-know-what hanging about it’s even more important to stay safe) we take a look at ways to prevent colds and the flu, some myths surrounding the flu and, on a lighter note, we have 29 team building exercises you can do online to cheer everyone up.

5 Tips To Prevent Cold And Flu In Seniors – Senior Caring

Cold and flu is a big deal for seniors and cannot be taken lightly. With 80 to 90 percent of flu related deaths and 50 to 70 percent of flu related hospitalizations being in those 65 years old and older, it is important to take every possible preventative measure to avoid it. Both the cold and flu are contagious viral illnesses that are typically spread through viral particles when the infected person coughs or sneezes. Touching objects that were contaminated and then touching your eyes can also spread it. While the cold and flu are different, the preventative measures are mostly the same between the two. As a senior, the development of additional illnesses from a cold or the flu is more likely than when you were younger because the immune system tends to weaken as you get older. Bronchitis and pneumonia are both serious illnesses that can result.

10 Flu Myths – Harvard Health

If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong. There seems to be no shortage of misinformation and bad advice when it comes to dealing with the flu and the flu shot.

13 Best (And Effective) Ways On How To Relieve Stress And Anxiety – Great Big Minds

Learning how to relieve stress and anxiety on a daily basis can make the difference between surviving and thriving in a challenging situation. It is important to acknowledge, however, that not all human stressors are created equally. A manageable level of stress and anxiety is actually good for you. Short-term stress can motivate you to achieve particular goals, boost your immune system and improve blood circulation. So, how do you learn to manage your stress and anxiety? Great Big Minds takes a look at this important tool.

Be Your Best Self: The Guide To Personal Development – Groom+Style

For many people, personal development feeds on personal ambition. Such a model centers personal development around growth and skill attainment to break down obstacles, think positively, and accomplish goals. However, this is not the only pathway for personal development. Others choose to develop skills in order to fill needs, such as physical strength and comfort, self-expression, social poise, and community development. In this article, Groom+Style looks at what personal development is, why it’s important and how you can develop yourself.

Save Energy – Fresh Big Bang

Think just a moment about cold soda in the fridge, your football team match on TV, charging the cell phone, internet in your computer, fresh air from the AC, or clothes in the washing machine. Do you know that all that is possible thanks to the energy brought to your place in form of electricity? You’d better continue reading carefully, unless you want to move soon to an Amish village.

Work After Covid-19: Should We Be Returning To Work? – Protectivity

COVID-19 has created a need for many changes in the office as the nation has been at home for the last 6 months, either on furlough, working from home or out of work.

Whilst this has presented many challenges, it also opened up the opportunity for some, from starting new businesses, rethinking a career or expanding on a side hustle, and even the opportunity to finally get a four-legged friend!

Small business insurance provider Protectivity has asked how Brits are feeling about heading back to the office, what life decisions and changes have we made throughout lockdown and do we have pandemic pet purchase regret?

29 Free Online Team Building Games For Remote Teams (+1 Bonus) – teambuilding.com

Online team building is the intentional creation of relationships via online platforms. Online team building games are any games that you play online to help foster collaboration and team spirit with employees. Examples of these online games include Spreadsheet Wars, Online Office Games and Virtual Charades. Just because your team isn’t in the same office doesn’t mean you can’t all have a bit of fun.

Jobs Of The Future – RS Components

When I was little I was told that I’d have a flying car when I was a grown up. Well, we’ve seen how that worked out haven’t we? But in an attempt to be positive about our future, RS Components have put together an infographic of jobs that our kids (or their kids) may be doing in the future.

22 Ways To Collect Customer Feedback – Replyco

Customer feedback is absolutely imperative for the growth of any type of sales-oriented business. This is true whether you work in brick and mortar retail, eCommerce or even as a real estate agent. Why? Because customer feedback lets you know what your customers are looking for and what they like / don’t like about your offerings. You can use this information to make improvements that you may otherwise have never even considered. And those changes could have a lasting impact on your sales and success.

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Internet – Freethink Media

It’s estimated that in the U.S. today, there are approximately 42 million Americans without a reliable internet connection. During the coronavirus pandemic, these individuals have been unable to access work, school, and basic necessities from home. The internet has served as a lifeline to these services, and to much-needed information about COVID-19. But those living outside of urban communities either have to rely on shaky rural internet providers or go to great lengths, skirting stay-at-home orders, in order to access WiFi wherever possible.

How Your Body Breaks Down As You Dehydrate – Best Hydration Packs

Dehydration means that your body, whether it’s naturally throughout the day or through actions like exercise or sweating in warm weather, loses more fluids than are taken in through food and drink. Water makes up 55% to 65% of your body, depending on your build, with the important parts like your heart and your brain being made 73% to 75% water. Without water, your brain struggles with thinking, your muscles tense up, and the blood in your veins struggles to flow through your body, so your hydration isn’t something to take lightly. You’d be surprised by how many people don’t get the recommended amount of water a day.

I Have Given Up! Failures In Business And How To Turn Them Around – Small Business Coach Associates

Many business owners are going out of business in 2020 and you need to know why so you can avoid the same outcome in your own business. In fact, did you know about 20% of business start-ups fail in the first year? About half the remainder result in failures in business within five years of operation, and only 33% of these surpass the benchmark of 10 years. And to make things worse, Covid-19 has made things even more devastating for many businesses. So, why do failures in business happen? What are the main factors driving this? Before you say, “I have given up,” ask “how can I change that?” Read on to find out more in this article.

How To Organize Your Home With The Konmari Method Checklist – Happy DIY Home

Figuring out how to tidy your home effectively? Worry no more because Happy DIY Home have a helpful guide you can follow that will transform not only your home but also your life. With the KonMari Method, you can learn about the unique ways of decluttering and organizing that also fit well into a minimalist interior design style.

Your Ultimate Guide On How To Collaborate From Anywhere – RingCentral

In 2019 social networking software company Buffer conducted a survey on the State of Remote Work in which 99% of respondents claimed that they would like to work remotely for at least some of the time. With the current global pandemic triggering something of an exodus from bustling city life and high rise office buildings in the capital rapidly losing their appeal, it seems that remote working is no longer just a trend.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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