Tips to get you Through the Cold and Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Seasonal flu viruses are detected all year round and the flu season activity begins as early as October and can last until May, with the peaks between December and February.” That’s why it is recommended that you have health insurance from Insure It All to get a flu vaccine yearly in Idaho Falls, ID and to prevent colds and the flu with the following tips.

1. Get a flu shot to reduce your chance of getting the flu by approximately 60% when the peak of cold and flu season arrives. Alternately, there are also nasal mists of the flu vaccine that work as well as an injection.

 2. Diligently wash your hands and make sure your children do too. Our hands come into contact with many surfaces throughout the day that may have germs on them. It’s a good idea to keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer at your fingertips while at work and at home. Remember never to touch your hands to your face when you and your family are on the go.

3. Tidy up your home and office in Idaho Falls, ID to reduce the germ-breeding capabilities that clutter harbors. You can wipe your laptops, keyboards, tablets and phones with anti-bacterial wipes before you use them to get rid of germs before you touch these items to protect yourself and your family.

4. Throw out the toothbrush of a family member that has a cold or the flu. This is one of the easiest manners to keep from re-infected a person that has been ill from a cold or the flu.

5. If you are a coffee drinker, replace your coffee with tea. It has antioxidants to flush toxins out of your body and the warmth stimulates your breathing to help flush out germs. Adding honey will help fight colds with its antibacterial properties and lemon has vitamin C to help loosen mucus.

6. Listen to your body and when you first start feeling under the weather, visit your doctor for fast relief.

We at Insure It All realize that it can be difficult to find the right health insurance and we are here to help you. Call us or come by the office to find out more about our health insurance plans for your family.