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Keeping healthy with flu shot

Yesterday I got my flu shot. My company provides free flu shots every year. And I take advantage.

A couple of years ago the nurse asked me if I worked out. I was flattered. As she was giving me my shot she said it would hurt a little more because of my muscle. Ugh. OK. (Side note: I absolutely hate needles.) At some point she told me that I should avoid exercise for a day or two and let the shot work.

I had planned to do endurance on the spin bike yesterday afternoon. I had a lot to do at work and had to get home early for Joey’s vet appointment. So I ended up not visiting the gym, which was probably best. Plus my arm was pretty sore. It’s still a little sore today. But not too bad.

I did go to yoga this evening. Wednesday nights are usually a little more moderate. We had a sub today and it was even more low key, which was perfect for me. I wanted a little challenge. But I was really looking for more for meditation and focus.

2 Responses to “Keeping healthy with flu shot”

  1. jen Says:

    My doctor has had an option of flu shot in a needle or nasal spray the last couple years. I always choose nasal spray… it’s super easy (and I hate needles, too).

  2. Ann Says:

    Oh wow. I had no idea. Though I also hate anything up the nose. That is a dilemma for me.
    I have allergies and I refuse to even try that one that everyone says works great, the one you have to spray up your nose.