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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips for Elderly Adults

We all are exposed to respiratory viruses every season and the vast majority of these viruses never affect us due to our immune systems being able to fight them off. But how can you keep your immune system healthy? Here are some tips:

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep

Sleep loss weakens the immune system, leaving us less protected against harmful bacteria we come in contact with

Stick to a healthy food regimen

For example, fruits, veggies and protein. This will continually nourish your body with the vitamins and nutrients you need to fight off colds

Keep your distance for those who are sick

…thus avoiding contact with airborne illnesses

Wash your hands consistently

Be mindful of what you touch

Get Your Flu shot

Lastly, don’t forget to get your flu shot this season! If you are a patient of Iora Primary Care, contact your care team to learn more about flu shot.

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