WHICH FALL SHOTS ARE THE RIGHT SHOTS FOR YOU?
Fall is finally here, which means beautiful foliage, pumpkin spice, lattes, cozy sweaters…and, unfortunately, the start of flu season. This crisp temperature season usually begins in October, and peaks anywhere between December and February.
As we enjoy our favorite autumn comforts, it’s important to remember the unwanted guests fall brings "Viruses".
Three viruses pose significant risks – COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV – particularly for the elderly and young children.
The Good News — This year, there are more vaccine options to consider that are designed to prevent serious illness from all three.
The CDC recommends these shots for the following groups:
Babies under 8 months and older infants at risk of severe RSV: A new shot, nirsevimab (Beyfortus), provides antibodies that protect against RSV for about five months.
If you're pregnant: One vaccine (Abrysvo) is approved at 32 weeks to 36 weeks of pregnancy. Having this shot during pregnancy protects infants during the first six months of life.
If you're over 60: Two vaccines (Arexvy and Abrysvo) are approved. Ask your health provider if you should consider getting one.
Everyone 6 months and older should consider getting one of the updated COVID boosters, which were approved and authorized for emergency use by the FDA in early September.
Age 5 and older: The FDA says, regardless of prior vaccination, children and adults are eligible for one dose of an updated mRNA vaccine if it's been at least two months since their last COVID vaccine.
Everyone 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccine.
Different vaccines are approved for different age groups and for people with certain health issues or allergies. Most protect against four strains of flu virus (quadrivalent vaccines) expected to circulate this season.
Three vaccines could potentially be more effective for people over 65: Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine; Flublok Quadrivalent Recombinant vaccine; and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine.
In summary, this fall is the time for vaccines that can shield us from the triple threat of respiratory viruses. From the flu and COVID-19 to the groundbreaking RSV vaccine and antibodies, taking these steps can help protect us and those at risk, ensuring a healthier and safer season for all. ♥︎
Our Aging Puzzle:
Everyone should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
Join us weekly for "Our Aging Puzzle" a new show hosted by, our CEO, Corlette Deveaux, Business Coach & Strategist. This inspiring show is about life and aging. It includes 1:1 interviews, stories, and information that will surely be inspirational to all regardless of age. There will be insights on aging, healthcare, chronic diseases and habits to live longer and live better. Like and watch on Fridays at 8 pm Our Aging Puzzle on YouTube.This month it is an honor to have as our guest, Elder Anthony McPhee. Anthony is an extraordinary individual who has faced and conquered the challenges of living with Sickle Cell for an astonishing 52 years. His journey is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of resilience in the face of adversity.
Eating, exercising, utilizing stress-reducing techniques and socializing can have a positive effect on your physical, mental and overall health.
Consider these 4 things to live longer and live better.
UNDERSTANDING INFLAMMATION AND AGING
When it comes to the never-ending work of taking care of ourselves, we tend to ignore the little aches and pains as much as the bigger, more holistic concerns. But what if those small aches and tiny pains were direct indicators of a major medical issue?
As it turns out, this is exactly the case. “Inflamm-aging” or “inflammaging” is a type of inflammation that happens as you age. Research suggests that this mild form of age-related inflammation may be why we’re more likely to develop health conditions as we get older.
Acute inflammation is vital for the body’s healing process, but chronic inflammation can trigger a variety of common diseases that appear as we get older, including Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
While you can’t stop the aging process, you can take steps to ensure that you’re aging well. One of the ways to do this is to manage inflamm-aging.
How to make reducing inflammation part of your roadmap for aging gracefully?
By considering the four things we regularly recommend: Proper Diet, Regular Exercise, Reduce Stress, Socialization ⇧⇧⇧⇧
Addressing chronic inflammation can involve lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods like red meat, white bread, fried foods, and sugary drinks while focusing on a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, fatty fish, and olive oil. Additionally, exercise and stress reduction techniques play essential roles in managing chronic inflammation.
You can start making changes to prevent several age-related diseases today.
But you don’t need to completely revamp your routine. Start small. For example, commit to a morning walk or start a 5-minute meditation practice.
If you’re concerned about how inflamm-aging is affecting you, talk with a healthcare professional for more tips on reducing inflammation and easing some of the effects of aging.
So eat Healthy and Exercise and find ways to reduce Stress & Age Gracefully ♥︎
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DG Incorporated’s, CEO, Corlette Deveaux attended The Global Trade Convention Awards Ceremony in Puerto Rico. Ms. Deveaux was gracious as she received the award along with other selected recipients. Her work as a Marketing & Business Consultant helping entrepreneurs fill a need in the Senior Living industry was recognized.