BusinessMax Gives Tips on How to Stay Healthy at Work

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Too much hacking and wheezing at work? BusinessMax Says, "Fight Back."

BusinessMax, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, knows it's a jungle out there in the workplace. And maybe more to the point, it's a "germ factory" to boot. In fact, with all we hear about germs, viruses and potentially contagious diseases floating around our work environments, it's a miracle anyone can get any work done.

After all, any work space -- office or otherwise -- can be a lot like an elementary school classroom, gymnasium or other close-quartered environment. If one person starts hacking and coughing, others are sure to follow suit. So what to do?

BusinessMax suggests treating germs as formidable but ultimately beatable foes. It's like the traditional proverb says, "Fight fire with fire." And while you're at it, just remember to use common sense in the process:

-- Say it … don't spray it. If you work in a close-quartered work environment, chances are you're around the same few people often. That means that even simply shaking hands or giving each other the occasional "high-five" is enough to randomly swap germs back and forth at an alarming rate. That said, when you feel a coughing or sneezing fit about to come in, cover your mouth and nose -- fast.

-- Scrub up or ship out. Maybe those who are often labeled "germ freaks" have the right idea after all. Washing your hands a lot during the day with soap and water doesn't make you overly fastidious. In fact, if it prevents colds, chapped hands and other maladies, maybe it just makes you smart.

-- Don't pass it on. It's pretty easy to pass on colds, flu and the like while at work -- even to yourself. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth too much during the workday. And if you're in a job that requires more manual labor, repeat tip #2 as often as possible.

-- There's no place like home. A survey released in December 2006, involving more than 1,000 adults, revealed that 98% of them admitted to showing up sick for work. As quixotic as it may be to drag yourself in, if you're really feeling ill, like Shakespeare's Falstaff said, "Discretion is the better part of valor." That applies especially during the winter months, when colds and flu tend to run rampant. And if you happen to be a manager, let the troops know that you're there in spirit, and set a good example by staying home.

Having access to these handy workplace tips is just one aspect of what BusinessMax can provide. For all those little things that give businesses a decided edge and keep employees happy in their work, the name to remember is BusinessMax.

About BusinessMax
BusinessMax is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as BusinessMax.

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