Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Be Winter Wise

Winter has just commenced and it is at this time of the year when many of us are exposed to an increased risk of illness.

NSW Health has provided us with some useful tips to improve our health and wellbeing so that we have a better chance of keeping those nasty germs at bay.

Winter Wise tips:

-Keep well by using good hygiene practices (thorough hand washing, using hand sanitizers, keeping your home clean, discarding of tissues or other contaminated materials)

-Wait at least 24 hours after your fever resolves before you return to public activities so you do not infect others

-Get a local GP

-Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five major food groups and aim to include 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetable in your diet each day

-Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol

-Keep hydrated - drink plenty of water

-Be active every day in as many ways you can

The Aged Case Work Team recommends that we follow some simple steps to improve our health and wellbeing not only during the winter months but all year round!  

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