4 Smart Tips on How to Side-Step the Flu This Year
Winter is officially in full-swing, which means the weather is going to be much colder in the coming months. While everyone is rightfully obligated to keep tabs on the pandemic, there’s still one other risky health issue that deserves attention. Flu season. If you haven’t taken any measures to prepare for the flu, bear in mind that this year would be a terrible time to get sick with a cold. Not only are hospitals full, but treatment resources in general are stretched thin.
A Little Bit of Caution Will Go a Long Way:
According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 5% – 20% of the US population contracts the flu every year. This translates into millions of outpatient visits, thousands of hospitalizations, and up to 61,000 deaths caused by the contagious spread of influenza. The flu can put anyone out of commission, that is, unless you take a few precautions to protect yourself from catching it. Here are a few easy ways to avoid contracting the flu:
1. Get the Flu Shot:
If you don’t already get the flu shot every year, start making this an automatic part of your healthcare routine. Not only does vaccination reinforce your immune system, it’s much more cost-effective than treating the flu after the fact.
2. Take Symptoms Seriously:
People have a tendency to try and power through flu symptoms because it’s such a common illness. Unfortunately, ignoring the flu at all costs can end up hospitalizing you unnecessarily. If flu symptoms happen to cause you any discomfort, slow down and give your immune system a chance to put up a fight.
3. Rest Up:
Fatigue doesn’t just cause exhaustion, it actually weakens the body’s ability to fight infections. Make sure you get plenty of deep sleep so that your body has a chance to heal and rejuvenate. Good rest also boosts energy.
4. Hoard Some Supplies:
Just in case you do end up catching a cold this year, don’t wait until the last minute to go shopping for over-the-counter-treatments. With COVID-19 still spreading, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on surplus flu medicine/sanitary supplies, just in case.
The flu is just one of those problems that everybody has to deal with at one point or another. But just because the flu is inevitable, doesn’t mean you have to suffer from it year after year. Taking some basic precautions can actually spare you the misery of having to treat the flu repeatedly. So stay warm, stay alert, and stay safe. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.