If so, here’s what to do, courtesy of Health magazine. First, you should know that cold, dry winter air can make touching a doorknob feel like you’ve been struck by lightning. You see, when the air is humid, water molecules can collect on the surface of various materials - preventing the buildup of electrical charges. But when the air is dry or the humidity is low, you’re more likely to get shocked.

So, to lower your risk of being a walking electricity conductor, do this: invest in a humidifier for your home or office, and set the level at 60% or more. Also, be sure to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day, and use moisturizing lotion and conditioner. And if you have a rug that’s particularly static-happy, try misting it with a solution of 1 teaspoon liquid fabric softener and 1 quart water. Also, consider this an excuse to revamp your wardrobe. You want to choose natural fabrics like cotton or wool that give off less of a charge than synthetics, and replace your rubber-bottomed shoes with leather-soled ones when you can.