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Fruited and flavored yogurt typically come with added sugar, notes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To skip the sugar, choose plain yogurt and add fruit yourself or spice up the yogurt with flavors, such as cinnamon or vanilla. If you're sensitive to lactose, opt for Greek yogurt, which has less lactose than traditional yogurt.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a convenient option when you can't wash your hands with soap and water, confirms the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter. They kill most viruses, but not bacterial spores. Your best bets are those with at least 60 percent alcohol. But note that the alcohol in the sanitizers is less effective when you have dirt, food, and other grime on your hands.

If you reach a strength-training plateau, change up the order in which you do your exercises, suggests the American Council on Exercise. This will create variety and a new point of exertion, so the muscles you're fatiguing will have to adapt to this change. If this doesn't work, consider switching up some or all the exercises you do.