By Kameron Nesen
November 13, 2009
Yes - You heard it correctly. Most people have heard of all the H1N1 (aka "Swine Flu") cases that occurred in Mexico last April. But what you don't know is that the good old regular flu is actually more of a concern than this new strain. The common influenza is estimated to kill a little under 40,000 Americans every year.
So then we must ask ourselves - What can we do to prevent getting the flu? The first answer is stay warm. Flu season increases in the Fall and Winter because the temperature drops. So why not head to Mexico where November is still a month filled with warmth and relaxation.
A few other preventative measures include washing hands regularly, avoid coughing or sneezing publicly (cover your nose) and avoid touching your eyes. The following factors have all been associated with impaired immune function and increased risk of catching colds - cigarette smoking, stress, poor nutrition and lack of regular exercise.
So a trip to Mexico this Fall can fight the battle for immunity and health will prevail! You will be eating gorgeous food freshly caught from the sea accompanied by delicious antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, relaxing on the beach, avoiding stress with massages, sleeping past the alarm, receiving health boosting spa treatments and exercising in the gym or the beach - It's your choice. Swine flu can look like the regular flu, so don't feel like you necessarily are infected if you're exhibiting flu-like symptoms. But don't wait and do see a Dr. should you feel any symptoms so you can stop them before they worsen.
Let the Villa Group Resorts be your "vaccine" of health, relaxation and happiness! Should you wish to learn more about the flu and H1N1 please visit "Flu View" on the CDC website with weekly updated and published stats - cdc.gov/flu/weekly