Frisco, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Acti-Kare Responsive In Home Care is providing information to help patients and their families beat the flu this season. Most areas of the US are getting hitting hard with the flu virus right now and there are speculations that this could be the worst flu season in nearly a decade. Despite the numbers, there are ways to put up a fight this winter.
The number one way to keep the flu at bay is to get a flu shot. It takes less than five minutes and is 60-70 percent effective. Go to a doctor, a local clinic or one of many drug store chains that offer walk-in vaccination. Washing hands is also very effective. By keeping germs off hands, it helps to minimize spreading. Keyboards, phones, doorknobs and other heavily handled items should also be washed.
Diet can also help boost immunity to fight off viruses. Vitamin D3 and C, zinc lozenges and elderberry extract can all be taken to help shorten the duration of a cold or flu by 50 percent. Along with diet, exercise is incredibly important. There is a strong connection between physical activity and immune function.
Sleep is also a strong ally in the fight. While you sleep, your body rests and replenishes its resources. If the flu does strike, sleep will be the ultimate helper.
Acti-Kare hopes its patients and their families will take extra care with the elderly and children during this flu season, as they are more susceptible. If you would like to read more about the flu, please visit http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/five-ways-beat-flu-season-dr-oz-38-140700070.html.
About the company:
Acti-Kare is committed to becoming the nation’s premier provider of senior and home care services. They believe in providing outstanding service and to consistently exceeding their customers’ expectations. They understand that it’s not just spending time with those they're caring for that counts, it’s spending quality time in physical and mental activities that help seniors remain productive, contributing members of their families and communities.
Acti-Kare is committed to treating every family member with dignity and respect, and they will do their utmost to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. Acti-Kare offers in home caregivers, non medical care and senior transportation. For more information visit their website at http://actikaredfw.com.