Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Tips to help your family stay healthy

Stay Healthy

The well-being of you and your family is paramount. So, to ensure everyone in your household remains happy and healthy all year round, take a look at the following handy tips.

Keep your medicine cabinet fully stocked 
While you may visit your GP in some instances, more often than not, the most common illnesses can be treated from the comfort of your own home. To make sure you’re prepared for whatever may be thrown your way, you might want to keep your medicine cabinet fully stocked. From pain relief tablets, to cough syrups, to indigestion remedies, to allergy medicines, there is a whole array of products you could stash in the cupboard in case you or a member of your family are struck down with ill-health. You can access these treatments from your local chemist or online retailers such as Lloyds Pharmacy.

Stay active 
While it can be tempting to stay in and cosy up on the sofa with your loved ones, a lack of physical exercise can wreak havoc on your health. Instead of finding an excuse to stay in, why not embrace the fresh air and take the family outdoors for some light exercise? You could go on a leisurely walk or take the children to a nearby park.

Wash your hands regularly 
While it may seem like a fairly basic step in your hygiene routine, washing your hands regularly with hot, soapy water can help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Encourage your kids and other family members to thoroughly rinse their hands after going to the toilet, as well as before and after eating food. You could even keep a bottle of antibacterial gel to hand for when you’re on the go.

Eat healthily 
Unhealthy comfort food can be alluring. However, your family’s diet is an important part of staying healthy. Make sure you are fuelling your brood with nutritious foods, such as fruit and vegetables, to boost their energy and keep their immune systems fighting fit.

Get plenty of sleep 
Ideally, you should aim for you and your family to get a substantial amount of sleep each night so that you feel more energised during the day. Adults should get up to nine hours, while school age children require an average of 10 hours per night. Getting enough shuteye is vital if you want to keep your loved ones healthy, and a lack of slumber could leave them feeling tired
and irritable, and hinder their attention levels at school.

Adopting some of these simple measures should help keep you and your family fit, happy and healthy throughout the year.

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