Living through a pandemic
Life has been immeasurably altered, across the planet, as we face the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing your family’s health is now more important than ever before. Here’s how to stay on track with your family’s health and wellbeing:
If any of your family members appear to be experiencing mild symptoms of an illness, try and book a virtual appointment with your doctor. It may be faster and simpler to conduct a virtual consultation with your doctor, first, before heading towards any medical facilities. Of course, if you’re facing a medical emergency, do not hesitate to travel to your nearby hospital or clinic.
Don’t skip vaccinations
No matter what happens, don’t skip your children’s vaccinations. Childhood immunisation programmes are one of the most important health interventions, and skipping vaccinations only spells potential trouble in the future. Skipped vaccinations, and missed checkups, could mean we end up having to manage disease outbreaks and other concerns in the future.
Choose your delivery options
Avoiding the crowds is made easier in modern times, thanks to the wonders of online shopping. Instead of standing in the queue at the pharmacy, or wandering the aisles to pick up groceries, opt for online shopping instead. Your local pharmacy can deliver your family’s required medication, and grocery shopping is now as simple as logging on to your favourite grocery store’s website. It’s quicker, and far more convenient, to shop online for everything your family needs.
Good health at home
Make sure your family is eating a well-balanced diet, and turn exercise into a family affair, every day. By working together, your family can live a healthy lifestyle that prioritises everyone’s health. For inspiration and guidance on how to live a healthy lifestyle together, we suggest checking out these guides:
- Your family’s grocery cupboard: where good health begins.
- Protecting your family’s health: nurturing and protecting your loved ones.
- The good nutrition guide: don’t forget the 80/20 rule!
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