With the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy during cold and flu season. While getting the flu shot is the best preventative measure you can take, there are more ways to protect yourself from illness. Here are some free and inexpensive things you can do to reduce your risk of getting sick:
Eat well and practice a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to look after your own health and well-being. This includes eating nutritious foods, keeping your allergies under control, and getting an adequate amount of sleep each night.
Avoid getting too close to people who may be sick. During cold and flu season, you should be cautious about hand shaking and other forms of body-to-body contact. Here is a list of ways you can politely avoid shaking someone’s hand to prevent illness.
Wash your hands frequently. Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. No matter where you spend your day, it’s important to wash your hands as often as necessary!
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If you are not near soap and water after coming into contact with someone who may be contagious, a sanitizer can act as a substitute. According to the FDA, you should use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60 percent alcohol.
Clean your surfaces at work and home. Purchase some sanitizer wipes to clean your desk, keyboard and phone on a regular basis! Don’t forget about germy surfaces at home, like doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, and hand towels.
In the spirit of staying healthy, be sure to take advantage of your Benefits Plus® membership! With a Benefits Plus® checking account at SeaComm, you and your family will receive up to 30% savings at pharmacies across the country. You will also receive alternative prescription recommendations, discounted hearing care, exclusive deals on vision care, and much more. For a low monthly fee, you can upgrade to Benefits Plus® and begin to access these exclusive discounts and services. Visit your nearest SeaComm branch to upgrade your checking account, today!
For complete information, terms, conditions and exclusions please visit www.benefits-plus.org or call 866-329-7587.