With daylight savings time ending and holiday season starting, shorter, busier days disrupt our routines and increase our susceptibility to colds and flu. Here are a few tips to protect your health as seasons change.
Prepare For Cold & Flu Season
Getting annual flu shots is one of the best ways to protect your family. Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months and older. The earlier in the season you get your shot, the sooner your immune system can start producing antibodies. Flu vaccines are free for children under 18!
Focus On Mental Health
In fall we see a spike in mental health issues due to the reduction in sunlight. Falling levels of serotonin and rising levels of melatonin affect mood, appetite, and sleep. Never hesitate to reach out to our team for support.
Schedule A Checkup
Have you had your annual checkup? Routine wellness visits are recommended once a year. This appointment can also be used to get your flu shot!
Get Outside & Stay Active
Don’t let lower temperatures make you less active. Spending time outdoors improves overall wellbeing. Exposure to sunlight tiggers our bodies to produce Vitamin D which has a direct impact on our energy levels and the production of new blood cells.
Make Healthy Food Choices
There is a natural inclination to indulge on comfort food during the colder months. Make sure to include lots of Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet to help boost your immune system and fight off infection.
To Schedule An Appointment
Call (505) 955 9454
- Available by appointment at all clinic locations
- FREE for children 6 months to 18 years by appointment at the Alameda Clinic
- Walk-in, curbside administration every Wednesday at the Harkle Pharmacy
- Walk-in Monday through Friday at the Alameda Pharmacy