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What can I do to control my asthma?

•    Take medications as prescribed

•    Keep follow-up appointments with your doctor

•    Follow the action plan advised by your doctor and asthma nurse

•    Avoid all potential triggers

•    Take and record your peak flow as shown by your doctor

•    Make sure to take your reliever inhaler before or during exercise if necessary

•    Recognize asthma signs and seek medical help when needed

 

World Blood Donor Day

Did you know?

•    1 unit of blood can save up to 3 lives

 

Diabetes

Reduce your risk of diabetes by…

•    Exercising to reach a healthy weight

•    Eating healthy food

•    Staying away from smoking

 

Exercise

Exercise helps to keep your body's organs and systems healthy and functional

 

Healthy diet

Did you know?

•    You can reduce the risk of developing many types of cancer by having a healthy diet including lots of fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed food; drinking water; and limiting consumption of red meats, fatty foods, and sugary drinks

 

For a healthy heart

•    Go for a balanced diet, eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber

•    Limit junk food, unhealthy fats, and cholesterol

•    Reduce the amount of sodium in your food

•    Have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked regularly

•    Manage your stress levels

•    Stop smoking

•    Exercise often and walk regularly

 

Blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is treated by…

• Lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and refraining from smoking

 

Ergonomic principles for office work

•    Adjust your chair to a proper height where your feet rest comfortably on the floor

•    Sit with your arms at a 90-degree angle, putting your wrists in a straight (neutral) position

•    Place your computer monitor at eye-level, 45-60 cm away from your eyes

•    Maneuver your mouse by using your arm, not by bending your wrist

•    Put your work closer to your body to prevent over-reaching

 

Smoking

By quitting smoking, you protect yourself and all those close to you

 

Washing hands

Washing your hands with soap and water reduces the risk of catching seasonal influenza (flu) and respiratory infections

 

Healthy eating

Eating together as a family helps kids learn to make healthy food choices

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