It may be cold outside but winter needn't be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family. There are lots of things we can do to prepare for winter and stay well during the colder months.
Colds and flu in particular are spread from person to person very easily, this can be especially serious for those with health conditions, young children, elderly people and pregnant women. Flu jabs are therefore essential.
Other common health difficulties during winter include chest infections and problems with breathing, so make sure you help prevent the spread of viruses by staying hygienic – wash your hands and carry anti-bacterial gel or wipes in your bag for when you’re on the move.
If you do get ill or have an injury remember A&E is not for Anything and Everything, there is a whole host of services in Northamptonshire that can provide you with quick and convenient medical treatment. Also, it is good to stock up for winter beforehand so that you have everything you need if the weather turns colder and you do end up becoming unwell.
Here’s some links to useful information to help you stay healthy and well this winter: