Flu season is upon us. Have you noticed that coughing, sneezing and absences due to flu or colds are beginning? There’s an epidemic expected and you can help prevent it. Turns out 2017 may be the worst year for flu and colds in the last 5 years. Yuck.
 
Thankfully Passport Health has the best current solution for VenturePoint members, but you’re not out of the woods just yet…so it’s important to do what you can to dodge the dreaded flu.
 
We are ALL about productivity, but it’s hard to stay on track with your tasks when you’re sniffling and sneezing all day, or in bed with the full-blown flu.
 
We’ve put together a few simple but easily-forgotten things that help you stay healthy in VenturePoint.
 
Paranoia can be healthy and keep you safe
 
Whether you stay in the office all day or pop in and out, the likelihood is you’re sharing surfaces(AKA germs) with your coworkers. And right now, a handful of these hardworking folk are likely battling the flu.
 
It’s time to ramp up hygiene in the office kitchen. Wash that communal crockery and cutlery extra well, get hand sanitizer on after using those appliances everyone’s touched.
 
And when was the last time you wiped down your computer keyboard or phone touch-screen with sanitizer?
 
Build a strong germ-shield
 
Have you considered getting the flu vaccine? It is not too late in the season, it’s still an affordable and best-known method of steering clear of the flu, especially when you know you really need to get on top of your to-do list in the and have zero time for lying in bed.
 
Preventing the flu can also be about trying to stay healthy before you’re sick. Try to kick the nail-biting habit and stop touching your face so much. That just invites the germs into your system.
 
If you’re sick, be sick
 
There’s nothing worse than sitting next to the person coughing and sniffing their way through their workday, except, perhaps, for being that person.
 
It never feels like you have the time to get sick. But you do need to make the time to get better.
 
Go home. Get into bed. Turn on Netflix. We hope you feel better soon.
 
Call your Location Manager to schedule an on-site flu clinic now to prevent the preventable.
Posted by Luis Escobar on 10th October, 2017