In the Pink – 10 top tips for staying healthy

Mar 31, 2015   //   Spread the word

Even small changes to your routine can help you keep you fit and well. See what improvements you can make from these healthy suggestions.

1.   Eat well and keep hydrated too …dark urine is a sign your body needs more fluids.

2.   Sleep well …not enough sleep makes you vulnerable to illness.

3.   Exercise …doesn’t have to be painful, brisk walks or using the stairs all help. Plan it and make it a habit!

4.   Minimise stress …let yourself relax—a smile does help your health.

5.   Don’t smoke …it weakens the immune system.

6.   Wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Preventing many serious illnesses can be surprisingly simple.

7.   Have a flu jab. You need one every year as the viruses keep changing.

8.   Remember your pharmacist, they can advise and sometimes prescribe with no GP appointment needed.

9.   Keep warm in winter …it can prevent minor and more serious illness too.

10.  Enjoy life and stay in touch …a positive attitude really helps!

 

Heather Alabaster, extract from Golden Guide for Older People, Northumberland 2015-2016

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