Stay well this winter

Stay healthy

  • If you feel like you’re coming down with something, even if it’s just a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets worse.  Act quickly.  Local pharmacists are qualified to advise you, so they can be the best and quickest way to help you recover
  • Food is a vital source of energy and helps to keep your body warm so have plenty of hot food and drinks
  • Aim to include five daily portions of fruit and vegetables. Tinned and frozen vegetables count toward your five a day
  • Stock up on tinned and frozen foods so you don’t have to go out too much when it’s cold or icy
  • Exercise is good for you all year round and it can keep you warm in winter.  Try one of our popular walks here
  • If possible, try to move around at least once an hour. But remember to speak to your GP before starting any exercise plans
  • Wear good-fitting slippers with a good grip indoors and shoes with a good grip outside to prevent trips, slips and falls
  • Make sure you have spare medication in case you are unable to go out
  • Check if you are eligible for inclusion on the priority services register operated by your water and power supplier

You may be eligible for free weekly vouchers for milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables if you are claiming certain benefits and your children are under four years old or if you are at least 10 weeks pregnant.

Visit Health Start NHS website  or phone Healthy Start on 0845 607 6823 to find out if you qualify.

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