Does Staying Inside Weaken Your Immune System?

viruses, chronic inflammation and even autoimmune disorders.

You Feel Stressed-Out:
It’s not a coincidence that you tend to get sick after a big project at work or following an emotional situation at home.

According to a report by the American Psychological Association, long-term stress weakens the responses of your immune system.

You Always Have a Cold:
It’s perfectly normal for adults to sneeze and sniffle through two or three colds each year. Most people bounce back in seven to 10 days.

Make no mistake, if you’re sick, staying at home helps you and everyone else.

According to Katherine Harmon, senior director of category intelligence at WorldAware, “Making sure that people stay out an appropriate amount of time when they’re feeling ill is probably the single most important thing a company can do.” She added, “If somebody says they’re sick and they know they can work from home, there’s less of a risk of ‘presenteeism,’ which is when people who are sick come to work anyway because they’re obligated to be there.”