As the holidays come to an end, many of us are excited to get back into a routine after so much stress over the holidays. While the holidays offer a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, they also are a time where our bodies can get run down and cause us to get a bit under the weather.
While the flu often begins showing up around the country as early as October and November, it usually peaks sometime between December and February. The CDC recommends that you get your flu vaccine by the end of October each year. It can take up to two weeks for the body to fully respond to the vaccination, which is why it’s recommended that you receive it prior to the peak of the season.
As mentioned above, it’s recommended that you receive the flu vaccine each year. While the level of effectiveness of the vaccine varies each year, any level of protection is better than nothing.
It’s incredibly important that you wash your hands regularly with strong antibacterial soap. If you’re in a business, be sure that your company has a large amount of high quality soap on hand. Read more about The Best Practice for Staying Healthy at Work.
While this may seem obvious, it can be difficult in a work setting. If you own a business, or you manage a team of employees, it’s important to encourage them to stay home if they’re experiencing cold or flu symptoms.
If you’re not able to wash your hands as often as you’d like, be sure to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Reach out to our team for a wide array of hand sanitizer products to meet your needs.
Consistent exercise has been linked to lowering your chance of catching a cold or flu, and reducing the duration of the symptoms according to a 2010 study.
As we head into the peak of cold and flu season, it’s time to start thinking about how your business will prepare for the onslaught of germs hitting your office. Be sure to reach out to GOS today to stock up on antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer and a large variety of other supplies that will help to keep your employees well this year.
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