How does Cormier and Jon Jones avoid the flu

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  1. Tranaas

    Tranaas Blue Belt

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    There is a widespread flu this year, and it's pretty bad. I'm in fairly good shape and couldn't avoid it. I see both Cormier and Jon Jones frequently attend media events, open workouts, interviews, etc, where there obviously are alot of people around. How do they avoid getting sick come fight night, as it would seriously impair their fighting ability?
     
  2. DavidThornby

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    Plenty of vitamins. I'm sure these guys are on a high fruit and veg diet as well to boost their immune systems plus training also helps with it.
     
  3. Das Werm

    Das Werm Green Belt

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    They don't touch their own face and wash their hands throughout the day.
     
  4. Gravy_Gecko

    Gravy_Gecko Black Belt

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    You'd be surprised how far not being a fat, junk food eating, couch potato goes toward avoiding sickness.
     
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    Another thread about them should be a good omen
     
  7. Sally Davis

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    Proper hand hygiene, avoid touching their face, and staying at least 3 feet away from everyone (droplet precautions).
     
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    Lemmy Armani Belt Double Yellow Card

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    Actually pro training's routine is a big shot to your immune system.
    Vitamins could just be the equalizer.
    Just to say.
     
  9. AppliedScience

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    Exactly. That actually works.
    I would know.

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  10. numskully

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    A flu shot, like everyone else in the world.
     
  11. ez8o5

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    Simple they fuel the right way, eat clean equals strong imune system also not touching your own face and washing your hands helps too. I've gotten sick once in the last 2 years
     
  12. RedSoul

    RedSoul Invisible Belt

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    i heard once that some science guys created vaccines or something, and they do miraculous things. like keeping you from getting viral diseases.
     
  13. Unicorn Princes

    Unicorn Princes Banned Banned

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    That's a real good question considering Jon Jones regularly let's his cat eat off his plate on instagram
     
  14. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    According to the CDC, flu in CA is sporadic, and not bad in NM.
     
  15. papasmurf999

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    Beat me to it.
     
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    And I thought I'd seen every Jones cormier thread possible.
     
  17. machidafan99

    machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    Great thread topic. I always wonder about these things. Good answers too. I thought I heard a slight cold on Cormier's voice a few weeks back.
     
  18. Damianj

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    LOL @ people saying vitamins. Do your research. Vitamins don't hurt, but they don't help nearly as much as the vitamin industry claims they do. And not to piss in anybodys corn flakes but it hasn't been scientifically proven ANYWHERE that vitamin C does jack shit for you in regards to preventing sickness or getting rid of it.


    As others have said, proper hygiene and avoiding getting to close to folks is the only real way to prevent from getting sick. Always wash hands with antibacterial soap before eating/drinking, don't touch your face especially around your mouth, always wear clean clothes, thorough showers, etc.
     
  19. machidafan99

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    I guess you mean in supplements. It's well known vit C can prevent scurvy and such but you can get enough from food. I agree with the rest of your post.

     
  20. Mr Jay

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    Nothing against you TS, but I love when people start threads and use themselves as a comparison to a pro athlete.

    "i'm in fairly good shape"

    "fairly good" is so far away from the shape that DC and Jones are in it's moot point to add.

    But I do wonder myself. You're right, they have a lot of public interaction. But that's probably what's helping their immune system as well. They are constantly exposed to germs, etc. so they have probably built up a pretty good immune system through that alone.

    But like other people said the combination of exercise, nutrition, hygiene, awareness are all things that help them stay healthy.
     

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