Champion Yourself – Serving up a Healthy Lifestyle
As someone who has led an active lifestyle – professionally on the tennis court, in business, and in my everyday life – there’s nothing more important than setting aside time to take care of yourself. At 79 years young, I try my best to eat fresh, healthy foods and keep my body moving for at least thirty minutes a day – whether that’s hopping on my bike, taking a long walk, or hitting a few balls on the tennis court.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about diet and exercise. It’s also about those annual activities you do to keep up with your own self-care, like going to the dentist, scheduling your yearly check-ups, and staying ahead of the curve by getting your seasonal vaccines.
One of the ways to help keep yourself and your loved ones protected this year is by making sure you have an updated COVID-19 vaccine to help prevent you from getting seriously sick. While the pandemic may be over, keeping this in mind is especially important as we head into the fall and winter seasons, as experts are warning we could soon be faced with another “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu, and RSV,.
Anyone can face serious or long-term complications from these viruses, but older adults, children, and those with underlying health conditions face the greatest risk. Getting vaccinated can help protect against these severe health outcomes. You can even get vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time, in just one visit to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. It saves you time, and helps ensure that you are up to date on all seasonal vaccines heading into the peak season.
Now is a great time to check in with your doctor, pharmacy, or local clinic to see if they have the latest COVID-19 vaccines.
As a changemaker, it is important to always champion yourself, and that means taking proactive steps to protect your health. Together, staying up-to-date with your seasonal vaccinations is just one of the many ways we can continue to serve up a healthy lifestyle.
To find a COVID-19 vaccination site near you, visit www.vaccines.gov.
References1. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-cdc-expects-tripledemic-hospitalizations-remain-high-this-year-vs-pre-2023-09-14/ 2. https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/whats-new/2023-2024-season-outlook.html3. https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/index.html4. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/coadministration.htm