This year’s flu season has been considered one of the worst we've experienced to ate. While we are still seeing high numbers of hospital-related flu visits, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently proclaimed the worst of it seems to be behind us. Even with this reassuring news, we still need to take the necessary precautions to protect our loved ones and ourselves from the possibility of getting sick.
As you probably already know, the flu can be the most dangerous to young children and adults over 65 years old because these populations generally have weaker immune systems. That said, here are ways you can continue to protect yourself while the flu is still in swing:
· First, if you have not had a flu shot, visit your doctor asap and to get immunized Same goes for people closest to you.
· Wash your hands regularly with warm/hot water and soap.
· Disinfect surfaces used every day such as cell phones, countertops, door handles or remote controls.
· Boost your immune system by supplementing your diet with extra Zinc and Vitamin C either through foods such as leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits, or through over-the-counter supplements.
· Drink plenty of water. A minimum of 8 glasses each day will help flush toxins.
· Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to give your body a chance to repair itself and fight off any foreign invaders.
Also, it’s important to note that allergy season is beginning, now that many areas are experiencing more frequent warm weather. Don’t mistake a runny nose or cough to allergies just yet. Continue to be cautious and visit the doctor is you are experiences any abnormal symptoms. Inter Valley Health Plan hosts classes regularly on health and vitality. For a full list of classes in your area, please visit forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents.
Article From Inter Valley Health Plan