steps to prevent the flu.
The single best way to protect against the
flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with
a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often. Stay home if you get
Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections,
but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so
avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these. Using antibiotics when they
are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and
therefore stronger and harder to kill. See your doctor or nurse to find out if
your illness is bacterial or viral.
safe and healthy Halloween.
Make Halloween festivities fun, safe, and
healthy for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
Check or replace carbon monoxide batteries
twice a year: when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
Replace smoke alarm alkaline batteries at least once a year. Test alarms every
month to ensure they work properly.
Food is center stage during the holidays. Be
sure to keep it safe by following basic food safety steps. Clean hands and
surfaces often. Separate foods to avoid cross-contamination. Cook to proper
temperatures. Chill promptly.
prepared for cold weather.
Exposure to cold temperatures can
cause serious health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at
risk, but anyone can be affected. Know how to prevent health problems and what
to do if a cold-weather emergency arises. Remember that using space heaters and
fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide
drink and drive.
Alcohol use impairs skills needed to drive a
car safely. It slows reaction time and impairs judgment and coordination.
Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 48 minutes. Don’t
drink and drive, and don’t let others drink and drive.
Keeping hands clean is one of the most
important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to
others. It’s best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20
seconds. If that’s not possible, use alcohol-based hand rubs.
Always buy food in
With the arrival of the new season, now
is the time to change your diet! Embrace the yummy foods that Fall offers.
Enjoy fresh pumpkins, parsnips, yams, winter squash, sweet potatoes, turnips,
apples, pears, figs, elderberries and even cranberries!
Eat your autumn
Fall is the season of warm, earthy
colors; think deep greens, dark yellows and brilliant oranges.
When you eat foods that are rich in
these colors, you are absorbing the vibrational energy of the earth. Fall
foods are vibrant, colorful and nourishing. One rule of thumb is that the more
colorful the fruit, the better it is for your health and your immune
Boost your immune
With the changing season, now is the
perfect time to boost your immune system.
Whenever you feel the need for a boost to your immune system, go for some natural products. Like natural immune-boosters : to drink plenty of fresh water, eat plenty of
alive (living) raw foods, garlic, lysine, probiotics, Vitamins B, C and D, and zinc
Another powerful way to boost your
immune system and keep strong is to use the power of gentle exercise. This
brings me to my next point, tip number 4.
In summer, it's so lovely to spend
time outside. For many, this sunny weather allows them to move their body
naturally, using gentle movements such as walking on the beach.
But, don’t let cooler temperatures stop
you from moving your body! Far too many people stop exercising and spend more
time doing sedentary activities indoors.
One way you can keep moving during the
cooler season is to bring your activity inside: bounce on a rebounder, do yoga
at home, get a yoga swing, swim, go to the gym or find a dancing class!
Find an enjoyable way to gently move
your body, so that this year you keep yourself fit and healthy. (Think about
how next Summer will be even more enjoyable!)
Live aligned with
As the season shifts, give yourself
permission to make different choices and changes in your lifestyle.
The shorter days and longer nights are
the perfect excuse to take the time to really look after yourself.
Spend time relaxing at home, wrapped up
with a hot water bottle, wearing your favorite pajamas and enjoying early
nights. Watch movies, drink chai tea, or start writing that book you’ve always
dreamt about writing.
Fall is a nice time to slow down and
enjoy some internal reflection. Allow this season to be a chance to
nurture yourself by eating fresh seasonal foods and living in alignment with