Microbes are your biggest opponents! During an elite competition like this one, even a minor infection can seriously jeopardize your performance, and ruin months of training. That's why, for the 4th year running, Proaxion has been chosen by the COC to ensure the athletes' health safety. Put your trust in a high-performance team that is using the latest anti-microbial technology.
We can't stress this enough, but hand hygiene (washing or disinfecting hands) is the most effective way of breaking the transmission of germs and protecting yourself.
80% of germs are transmitted via your hands before entering your body.
Hand washing = Soap + water + rub for a minimum of 30 seconds! When your hands are visibly dirty (after eating or exercising, for example).
Hand disinfection = Hand sanitizer + friction and wait for the product to evaporate. When hands are visibly clean but potentially contaminated (after a handshake, for example).
Limit Your Contacts
Germs are usually transported by another human being! Everyone you meet during your competitions is likely to be contagious. A person can be contagious without showing symptoms of infection.
Flu; contagious 48 hours before symptoms appear.
Cold; contagious 48 hours before symptoms, during, and 7 days AFTER symptoms.
It's generally admitted that the MORE PEOPLE YOU MEET, the GREATER THE RISK OF CONTRACTING AN INFECTION.
For this reason, it's important to limit the number of people you meet to those who are essential to your performance during the competition. After the competition, it's time to socialize, because infections won't have the same impact!
Wear a Mask
Masks were widely adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are especially useful for contagious people who are concerned about spreading their germs.
So, if you're experiencing one or more of these symptoms of infection, such as fever, cough, fatigue, itchy throat, itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, etc., no matter how intense, it is highly advisable to wear a mask to protect others!
A face mask is a good way of keeping germs to yourself.
It also has a certain advantage in protecting the healthy person from potential exposure to other people. What's more, it prevents you from touching your face!
Disinfect your Immediate Environment
Ready-to-use Oxivir®TB wipes are at your disposal, in your room and your immediate surroundings. Why not go the extra mile?
Pay attention to the remote control, door handles, and temperature control switches or knobs.
Don't forget to disinfect your personal cell phone, as it's often used, seldom cleaned and over 50% of Canadians use it in the... toilet!
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Although you're probably in the best of health and have a good immune system, many germs can easily infect healthy, fit adults.