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Keep Yourself Flu-Free This Fall At Transitional Assisted Living In NY

Keep yourself healthy all season long!

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Fall is flu season, and we know that the last thing anybody wants is to get sick. With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, it is important to make sure you and your loved ones stay flu-free and healthy so that you can enjoy all of the fun festivities that are coming up. Here are our favorite tips to keep your immune system strong all season long:

Incorporate Immune Boosting Foods Into Your Diet

One of our favorite ways to help keep our residents healthy during flu season is to encourage them to eat and incorporate foods into their diet that are as delicious as they are good for you. Not only does eating a balanced diet help keep your body and mind strong, specific foods can help improve your immune system and help your body fight off any pesky cold or flu symptoms that would otherwise make you sick. A few great foods for this are:

  • Garlic
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oranges
  • Ginger
  • Pumpkin
  • Yogurt

Avoid Close Contact With People Who May Be Sick

This one is fairly straightforward, but it is one of the best pieces of advice we can give! If you know that someone is feeling under the weather, make sure to steer clear until they start to feel better. Even if they think it is just a minor cold, it could impact your body differently than theirs and it is always better to be safe than sorry. With so many great video calling resources like FaceTime, Zoom, and other video chat options, you can stay at a safe distance and still communicate with someone if they do come down with a sickness.

Wash Your Hands Regularly

One of the most effective ways to prevent illness is to wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. According to the CDC, washing your hands regularly can help reduce those who get sick with gastrointestinal issues by up to 40% and illnesses like the common cold by up to 21%! As we start to join in on larger celebrations with more people, and more potential for contaminated surfaces, this tip is one we hope you implement into your day. We also recommend keeping a small bottle of lotion nearby. The cool weather mixed with hand washing is sure to have your skin aching for some moisture!

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a huge factor in our overall health that many of us tend to overlook. We know this time of year can be busy, but prioritizing your sleep can not only help your body feel more rested and ready for the day, but it can also help keep your immune system strong! We recommend aiming to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to ensure that your body is ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. It will also help you to have a better experience at whatever you are doing throughout the day. After all, nobody likes feeling sleepy.

All of us here at Juniper Glen Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living prioritize our residents’ health and do everything we can to ensure they are happy and healthy no matter what the season. We look forward to seeing how our residents spend their fall days and how we can help make sure they have a great experience at our luxury community.

For more information about Juniper Glen, or to schedule a tour of one of the best retirement communities in New York, contact our friendly team today.

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