Dear Fellow Business
We've all had the flu at some time or another and know how miserable it
can be. Well, getting an annual flu shot can help keep you from
having to suffer this year and also have some great long term
benefits. In this month's Newsletter, we
talk about the influenza virus and the benefits of getting vacinated.
To Your Health,
Influenza: Prevention is definitely the best cure.
contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the
respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration.
Also called grippe
2. Any of various viral
infections of domestic animals characterized generally by fever and
Each year, usually in
the winter, we hear about the onset of the flu or influenza virus. Most of us have experienced the flu and would
surely not want to do it again. Although
the flu is far different than the common cold, its symptoms start off
but eventually become a lot worse. Plus,
the flu symptoms can linger for extended periods of time, keeping you
a couple weeks or more. This is
especially true for young children and older adults.
With the baby boomer segment of the
population reaching an age where they have more health concerns, it is
understandable that a severe flu season could pose major problems on
of these individuals.
The flu virus is
extremely strong and constantly mutating. By
getting an annual flu shot, you are not only
helping to keep yourself
healthy for the current season, but also helping to build up your
over the long term to be able to fight off new strains of the flu virus. Even if you are still younger than what is
considered to be an older adult, which are more susceptible to the flu,
regular flu shots will help prepare your body for when you are older. Consider it a good preventative measure.
Traveling can be
especially problematic for several reasons. The
biggest reason is that the human body adapts to
surroundings. So, by traveling you are
exposing yourself to a lot of foreign elements. Spending
a lot of time in planes, trains, rental
cars and hotel rooms can
potentially expose you to a lot of communicable disease that you don’t
immunity for. Not to mention that you
will be eating a lot of prepared foods that could further bring you in
with a virus you’ve never been exposed to.
So, getting a simple flu
shot can help give you the defenses necessary to travel with confidence. Plus, you’ll be thankful for limiting your
chances of getting sick at an inappropriate time. If
you’ve ever had to travel while you’ve
been sick, you know what we’re talking about.
More Helpful Information
:: Check out the Revolution
Health: Getting a Flu Shot page for more information.
To find a
location near you to get a flu shot, here are two great national pages:
Lung Association : Flu Shot Locator
Maxim Health Systems : Find a Flu
:: Click here to learn about the FluMist Intranasal influenza Virus