As winter arrives, it’s crucial to prioritize our health and well-being. At Newtown Medical Centre, we believe in preventive care and empowering our patients to take charge of their well-being. The cold weather and flu season bring their own set of challenges, but with a few simple strategies, you can stay healthy and vibrant throughout the winter months.
Boost Your Immune System
Nurture your immune system by adopting healthy habits. Ensure you consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and immune-boosting nutrients. Stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and consider taking vitamin supplements if needed. Regular exercise and managing stress levels are also vital in supporting a robust immune system.
Practice Good Hygiene
Proper hand hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of winter illnesses. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or touching your face. Use hand sanitizers when soap is not available. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.
Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors all the time. Engage in physical activities that you enjoy, such as brisk walks or indoor exercises. Regular exercise not only strengthens your immune system but also boosts your mood and overall well-being.
Layer your clothing to adapt to fluctuating temperatures. Keep yourself warm by wearing a hat, gloves, and a scarf when venturing outdoors. Make sure your footwear is suitable for wet and slippery conditions to prevent falls.
Stay Connected with Your Healthcare Provider
Schedule regular check-ups and flu vaccinations at Newtown Medical Centre to stay ahead of any potential health issues. Our experienced healthcare professionals can provide personalized advice, monitor your health, and address any concerns you may have.
Winter Wellness WOF
If you have COPD, Asthma or other high risk respiratory conditions, the Hauora wellness plan is created by you alongside your care team at Newtown medical centre. It helps you to understand your Hauora (health and wellbeing) and supports you to be as well as you can be. This will help you to support and manage your condition, look at your needs and what local support services are available. It is a funded 30 min consultation.
Remember, Newtown Medical Centre is here to support you on your journey towards optimal health.