GET READY FOR WINTER ! May 01 2018 Winter’s on its way with shorter days, colder nights and the usual round of winter colds and illnesses. KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WELL BY BOOKING YOUR FLU VACCINATION TODAY. IT’S QUICK TO DO AND IS FREE FOR SOME PEOPLE. NOW IS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO STOCK UP ON ANY REGULAR MEDICATION. If you or a family member gets asthma, check you have a ready supply of your preventer medication and inhalers. If you need a refresher on how to use an inhaler, one of our practice nurses can show you what to do. Here are some other tips for keeping well in the countdown to winter. · Keep active, get lots of fresh air and drink plenty of water. · Wash and dry your hands thoroughly to keep any germs away. · Eat lots of fruit and vegetables – they’re a great source of vitamins! · Avoid slips, trips and falls – clear paths and steps of moss that could become slippery when frosty. · Keep you and your home warm – stock up on firewood and check doors and windows for gaps that could cause draughts. VISIT www.healthnavigator.org.nz for more information and tips.