Tips for a healthy winter
Health tips from health professionals
Walking or playing outdoors without falling
It’s important to go walk and play outdoors. Being active outdoors makes you feel happier! It also reduces stress and anxiety, even in winter.
- Whether you’re out doing everyday activities or having winter fun, take extra care to stay healthy and prevent falls
Extreme Cold: CAUTION
An extreme cold event is defined as a period when temperatures drop dramatically below normal. In general, health risks increase when wind chill values fall below -27 °C.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless. Its effects can occur well before you are aware of its presence. CO is dangerous for your health, even at low levels of exposure. When it gets into your body, CO replaces the oxygen in the blood, and prevents oxygen from feeding your body.
- Take all the necessary precautions to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning before using your car (after a snowstorm) or in your home
Is it the flu?
The flu is a respiratory infection that spreads very easily. The virus goes around every year. Do you know the symptoms of flu?
Is it gastro?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite that mostly goes around in fall and winter. You can avoid transmission and protect your loved ones.
Follow this invaluable advice to prevent emergencies.
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