Healthful Hints – November

IDEAS TO GET WALKING

  • Catch public transport and get off a stop or two earlier
  • Ban the car for walkable trips in your neighbourhood
  • Park further from work and walk the extra distance
  • Meet friends and walk to a cafe for lunch
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator
  • Exercise your dog (or the neighbour's)
  • Walk with your children to school
  • Enjoy a family bushwalk or get to know your neighbourhood
  • Organise a walk regularly with friends or family

 

ENJOY YOUR BABY

In between organising everything your baby needs don't forget to take time to enjoy your baby! Cuddle, talk to and play with your baby. Babies like sound, colour and movement as they grow.

 

TOP TRAVEL QUESTIONS

  • Do you have visas for the countries you are visiting or transiting?
  • Have you made copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers - one copy for you and one left with someone at home?
  • Are your recommended vaccinations or other health precautions in place?
  • What are the overseas laws about travelling with medicines?
  • Is your passport valid for at least six months and do you have extra copies of your passport photo?
  • Does someone at home know your travel itinerary?

 

WHEN SHOULD OLD MEDICATIONS BE THROWN OUT?

Every medication bottle has an expiry date printed on it. If this date has passed, discard the medication. Do this sooner if the medication is not needed and there are toddlers in the house.