I am very conscientious about my health and fitness.
I’m careful about what I eat, avoiding fast food and processed food and including lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.
I drink plenty of water and make sure to get a good night’s sleep. I don’t smoke and very seldom drink alcohol. I set my alarm extra early to allow time to stop at the gym on my way to work. I spend about an hour on my daily workout. The gym provides every type of exercise equipment from treadmills and ellipticals to kettlebells and punching bags. I make an effort to get my heart pounding and work up a good sweat. Because I take such good care of myself, I rarely get sick and never need to go to the doctor. I was very surprised when I started suffering from congestion, headaches, sore throat, itchy eyes and frequent sneezing and coughing. Initially, I assumed I’d just caught a cold. However, my symptoms lingered for weeks. I then realized that my symptoms showed up every morning at the gym and slowly lessened throughout the day. My health problems began right when the gym started up their air conditioner. I finally mentioned to the owner of the gym that I believed my health issues were caused by a dirty air conditioner and contaminated indoor air quality. He assured me that he would have the cooling system professionally serviced. The next day, when I arrived at the gym, I spotted an HVAC van in the parking lot and a technician working on the outdoor component of the air conditioner. After the cooling system was professionally cleaned, I had no more complaints with flu-like symptoms.