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Ways to Stay Healthy

Trying to stay well when it’s cold and flu season or if there’s a nasty virus lurking around is a challenge. Since humans touch their faces about 20 times an hour, it’s best to keep your hands clean. There are several precautions that you can take to stay as germ free as possible.

Don’t Touch

The absolute best way to maintain germ-free hands is to simply stop touching surfaces where germs linger. If possible, use a pencil or other stylus-type instrument to push buttons at the ATM or to scroll through a public iPad. Use a paper towel to turn off faucets and open doors. Keep a pair of disposable gloves in your pocket for shopping. Grab items with the hem of your shirt as a last resort. Although this may be awkward, keeping germs completely off your hands is the safest route to keeping them out of your mouth and nose.

Wash Thoroughly

Most people were taught to wash their hands if they got dirty, but germs are like invisible dirt. They can cover your hands without you ever knowing it. Extended hand washing should be a frequent activity throughout the day. It’s important to not forget the backs of hands, wrists, and under fingernails. Using a mild soap will help keep your skin from getting irritated.

Eat Right

Eating a healthy balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables helps keep your immune system strong making it easier for it to fight off viruses that do creep in. Taking a daily multi-vitamin and drinking plenty of water also aid in this effort. Zinc, selenium and vitamin D specifically have been shown to boost your immune system.

Staying healthy and germ free are a daily challenge. Although it would be impossible to never get sick, certain illnesses can be prevented by avoiding touching surfaces where germs lurk, mitigating germs on your hands, and building a strong immune system.…

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Add Fun and Funds to Your Golf Tournament with These Contests

Golf outings are a popular summertime event for golf courses around the country, with local businesses flocking to the opportunity to get their business in front of the golfers as they enjoy their time on the course. The addition of golf tournament contests to an outing adds a little bit of competitive edge to the proceedings, as well as incentivizes potential players to take the plunge and sign up in the hopes of winning one of the prizes, making it easier for you to fill all your groups.

Hole-in-One Rewards

One of the best ways to add a big number to your advertisements without having to spend so big is a hole-in-one prize. Because it is uncommon for anyone to record a hole-in-one during a tournament, this is commonly handled by paying a much smaller fee than the offered prize to an insurance policy on the reward, which means you’re not on the hook should somebody hole out.

Straightest Drive Competition

If you’re looking to throw a curveball to your players, try this fun twist on longest drive competitions. Instead of choosing a hole to award a prize to the longest shot off the tee, paint a line down the center of a fairway and track who drives closest to the middle. This works best on the straightest Par-5 on the course, or even a long Par-4 as long as you’re sure nobody will drive the green.

Closest to the Pin

Staying on the accuracy bandwagon, a closest to the pin competition on a Par-3 is a simple way to add a prize to your event and give your players something extra to shoot for. These little touches can help to turn a good golf outing into a great one.

For participants sitting on the fence, your selection of contests and prizes can be the difference between signing up or passing, and they make the day more fun for all players. If you’re planning an outing of your own, make sure to include a few of these or other contests to keep your golfers entertained.…