Health tips from Capital & Coast DHB
1.Healthy eating and exercise plus enough rest
•Stay away from fast food and fizzy drinks
•Eat greens and fruits
•Sleep at the right time
•Do 30 minutes exercise a day
•What you should get into the habit of doing
•Wash hands before handling food, especially before you cut bread or butter bread for others
•Even before picking up a tea bag to put into a cup of tea
•Wash hands after visiting the toilet
3.For diabetic listeners, encourage them to follow instructions for their diabetes management
•If you don't follow instructions you are putting your life at risk
•You need to think of your family prevent them from stressing over your diabetes
•Help elderly members of your family with their medication management
4.Ensuring you attend appointments
•What happens when you do not make it to your appointment?
•It costs money to have doctors or clinicians waiting to see you about a medical problem
•Your medical condition will not improve and could get worse
•You have stopped another patient seeing a doctor
5.Ensuring you pick up prescriptions
There’s no point seeing the doctor when you don’t pick up your prescription. You can’t get well if you don’t pick up your medicine as prescribed.
And when you pick up your medicine, ensure you take all the pills or medicine as prescribed. You need to kill all the bugs. That’s why the doctor prescribes the number of pills to be taken. You should not stop because you are feeling better. You might feel better but the bugs are not completely terminated. Take all the medicines as prescribed.