Along with dropping temperatures and NFL football, this time of year also brings us an unwelcome annual visitor – influenza! That’s right, the Flu Season is right around the corner and the National Center for Disease Control estimates that between 5% and 20% of the US population will fight the flu this year. In particular, those of us in the healthcare industry see and feel the impact of this potentially deadly annual epidemic first hand. While no one can be 100% protected, there are several good practices that will help all of us avoid the flu this year.
Generally the best defense includes three primary tips:
Get your annual flu shot
Keep your hands and work space clean
Exercise regularly and get enough sleep to keep your body’s natural defenses strong!
We hope this reminder will help all of our readers stay healthy this flu season. Thank you for reading the Acclivity Health Report!