Shillington, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
In Pennsylvania, flu season has arrived early and it is very strong. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of early December, there has already been 448 lab-confirmed cases of the flu across the state. For PA, this is early for such a widespread outbreak of the flu. During this time last year, there were only 12 cases reported. Although the Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends all residents get their flu shot, the friendly PA insurance agents at Ira Mohler Insurance want resides to be aware of other precautionary measures that can keep them healthy and avoid health insurance claims.
3 ways to lower your risk of getting the flu this season:
1. Drink plenty of water. Water helps the body’s kidneys function properly and flush out toxins that may be in the body. Additionally, keeping hydrated will flush out any infection the body has already caught.
2. Sleep well. When it comes to sleep, the quality of sleep is just as important as the number of hours spent sleeping. A good night’s rest leaves the body feeling refreshed and stronger – ready to fight off any bacteria or infection.
3. Exercise regularly. Exercise helps the body increase the number of natural killer (NK) cells in the body – these are cells in the bloodstream that travel through the body fighting off bacteria and viruses. A healthy body is stronger and can better fight off bacteria.
Practicing these preventative measures coupled with an annual flu vaccine is a great way to protect the body from the flu this season. Most health clinics and pharmacies offer the vaccine, and most health insurance policies cover the cost of the shot. Residents who do begin to experience symptoms of the flu such as a cough, runny nose or general feeling of lethargy should call their local physician right away.
Residents in Pennsylvania who have questions about health insurance or want more advice on how to combat flu season are encouraged to get in touch with the friendly agents at Ira Mohler Insurance today.
About Ira Mohler Insurance:
Ira Mohler Insurance, founded by Ira G. Mohler in 1936, has been providing quality, affordable insurance products to Pennsylvania residents for over 75 years. They are a multi-line independent insurance agency representing over 50 companies, enabling them to offer the best, most affordable insurance solutions. They specialize in commercial insurance such as benefit programs, workers compensation, and business continuation programs, while also offering personal programs such as automobile, home, life, health, and disability.