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Susan’s health tips

20 THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO HAVE A BUB

Pre-conception:
1. Know your nutritional status and get health conditions under control
2. Maintain a healthy weight (Men & Women)
3. Take extra folic acid
4. Ensure adequate iodine levels

Pregnancy:
5. Avoid alcohol
6. Maintain a healthy weight
7. Continue taking folic acid and iodine
8. Get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids
9. Boost your iron and zinc intake
10. Get sufficient Vitamin B12
11. Keep up your Vitamin D and Calcium levels
12. Increase carbohydrate and protein, moderate fat
13. Don’t avoid allergenic foods
14. Include pre-biotics, pro-biotics and antioxidants eg “Ethical Nutrients Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – Probiotics”

0-12 months:
15. Breastfeed if you can
16. Eat well while breast feeding
17. Introduce solids around 6 months
18. Prioritise iron-rich solids around avoid cows’ milk
19. Branch out into a wider range of foods

1-3 years:
20. Vary their diet and promote positive behaviours

Come in and talk to our friendly staff for advice today!

DO YOU HAVE DEMENTIA OR KNOW SOMEONE LIVING WITH IT?

Here are some hints that might be helpful:
1. Keep a notebook on hand to write down:
– Appointments
– Phone numbers
– Your address
– Other important things to remember

2. Look after your health:
– Exercise regularly
– Eat a balanced diet
– Limit your alcohol
– See your dentist regularly
– Keep socially engaged

3. Manage your medications:
– Keep list of what medications you are taking in your wallet
– Use a pill box
– Your pharmacist can pack your medications for you in an easy weekly pack (Webster Pak)

Come in-store for your FREE medications list today!

For more info: http://www.dementia.org.au/

10 TIPS TO HELP PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES

1. Check your risk of diabetes: Ask your pharmacist for a FREE Diabetes screening and assessment check today!
2. Manage your weight
3. Exercise regularly
4. Eat a balanced and healthy diet
5. Limit takeaway and processed foods
6. Limit your alcohol intake
7. Quit smoking
8. Control your blood pressure
9. Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
10. See your doctor for regular check-ups
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10 TIPS TO MAKE MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY!

1. Make the most of your peak performance times
2. Prioritise your tasks
3. Use a diary or calendar
4. Get organised
5. Start with smaller tasks
6. Be realistic about what you can do
7. Break larger tasks or projects into smaller chunks
8. Reward yourself
9. Ask for help
10. Set yourself some limits

For more info check out this website:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/…/10-tips-to-make-more-…

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10 TIPS TO HELP LOOK AFTER YOUR TEETH

Check out these helpful hints:

  1. Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.
  3. Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.
  4. Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motioHEALTHY_TEETHn.
  5. Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.
  6. Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.
  7. Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.
  8. Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.
  9. Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.
  10. See your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.

For more info: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/tentips/10-tips-to-look-after-your-teeth

Do you have GOUT?

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Try these helpful hints:
– Limit alcohol intake
– Maintain a healthy body weight
– Exercise regularly & drink plenty of water
– Limit purine-rich foods: eg shellfish, meat-extracts, yeast & anchovies
– Eat more: eg tofu & fish such as salmon
– Ask your pharmacist for medications suitable for you

Check out this website:
http://arthritisnsw.org.au/arthritis/information-sheets/gout/

Come into MT COLAH PHARMACY AND POST OFFICE for helpful service and advice.

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10 TIPS FOR GOOD EYE HEALTH!

Try these helpful tips:
1. Wear a hat and sunglasses when you are outdoors
2. Wear eye protection at your workplace
3. Visit your eye care health professional regularly
4. Wear eye protection when playing sportsCARROT_EYE
5. Quit smoking
6. Stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine
7. Avoid eye injuries at home – wear eye protection
8. Control your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
9.Take regular breaks when working in front of your computer
10. Make sure you have proper lighting

For more info check out this website:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/…/10-tips-for-good-eye-…