The cold weather is starting to appear and with it come coughs, colds and flu. It is important to look after your health in winter.
Here is how you can do it:
1: Get A Flu Shot
The flu is nasty. Depending on the strain it can even be deadly. Protect yourself as much as possible by getting a flu shot from your doctor.
2: Wash Your Hands
Many germs are passed from surface to surface. Regularly washing your hands prevents those germs transferring to you.
3: Exercise Daily
Exercise strengthens many parts of your body, so getting a daily walk, run, or workout will help ward of germs.
4: Choose Your Food Well
Eat healthily and enjoy treats in moderation. This will give your body the fuel it needs.
5: Open The Windows
Even when it is cold it is important to ventilate your home to clear the stale air and to dry your house out.
6: Reduce Dampness
Close the windows when it rains and shower with the bathroom door shut. Dampness in your house can lead to mould and mildew.
7: Use A Dehumidifier
Using a dehumidifier can eliminate any dampness, keeping your home dry and healthy.
8: Watch Your Germs
Always cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Also, don’t go to work or school if you are unwell as you may spread your bug to others.
9: Quit Smoking
This is a tip that is relevant all year round, but especially when the air is colder. If you do smoke, always go outside to do it.
10: Seek Advice On Illness
If you or your child is unwell you can seek advice from your doctor or local Healthline to ensure it is not a serious illness.