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Protect Yourself And Your Family – Beat Flu Before It Beats You

The yearly flu immunisation campaign in Wales is now underway in preparation for the impending flu season – and the special populations in “high risk” groups such as the elderly and pregnant women are being urged by national health authorities to get vaccinated as soon as they can, for their own good and the good of others.

Last year, only 51% of individuals that fall into these “at risk” categories bothered to get vaccinated. They need to understand that flu is not the same as the common cold and can be a deadly infection. It kills people in Wales every year. This vaccine is provided free of charge by the National Health Service, it takes only a minute, lasts a year, and can keep you alive. Get it done!

NHS and social care staff who come into contact with lots of people from low economic areas should ask their line managers about getting the vaccine, and should so so before the flu season arrives and the virus starts circulating around communities and reaches its most virulent state.

Vaccination camps are being established in community centres, schools, hospitals and churches. The prominent  Ms. Nicola John, Director of Public Health in Wales, has stressed to all those who are entitled to get the free jab to do so without further delay.

Ms. John said: “Flu can kill. The vaccine is one of the safest in the world so if you are in an at risk group, including NHS staff, I’d encourage you to take this opportunity to protect yourself. It won’t only protect you, but it will help to protect your families and friends too.”

To reduce your risk of getting flu or spreading it to other people, you should always:

  • make sure you wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water
  • clean surfaces such as your keyboard, telephone and door handles regularly to get rid of germs
  • use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in a bin as soon as possible

Regular workout improves brainpower

Exercise is the golden trick for attaining a good, healthy and disease-free life. It not only keeps your body active, fit and a well-shaped bit also boosts the brainpower. Regular exercise helps to improve your psychological function and increases serotonin in the brain, which directs to better mind clarity.

Function keeps Stress away

If you are not getting time to exercise daily, then some basic followings can make you fit. For example, avoid using lifts and always go for stairs. It will make your body more active and keeps you stress-free. Movement is the trick that can keep you free from unnecessary fats and keep the stresses away from you.

Team Members

Regional Children’s Change Agent: Susan Bottomley

Maternity Services Regional Development Worker: Susanne Cox

CAMHS Regional Development Worker: Jane Sedgewick

CAMHS Service Improvement Lead: Angela Pullen

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