Waiheke Marketplace : May 30th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 30, 2012 4620044AA KEEP WARM & DRY THIS WINTER WITH $200 GSV VOUCHERS WITH EVERY FUJITSU HEAT PUMP THIS MONTH* *Conditions apply, valid from 1/6/12 t o 30/6/12 Goldair 2400W Fan Heater Celsius 2000W Oil Heater $69.99 $99.99 Phone 372 1112 23d Belgium St, Ostend (behind Ostend shops) Phone 372 1112 WARM UP The color of springtime is in the fowers; the color of winter is in the imagination... Advertising Feature Avoiding winter's woes Beat flu: Always wash your hands. Photo: BEN CURRAN The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has some easy tips for staying healthy this win- ter. While the most com- mon illnesses during winter are colds and flu, these tips will help pre- vent illness like aller- gies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. Wash hands regularly and correctly. Winter illnesses are easily spread via hands. It is important hands are washed after using the toilet and before touch- ing food. Don't forget to wash both sides of the hands and between the fingers for at least 20 seconds, use soap and dry with a paper towel or clean dry towel when fin- ished. Open windows during the day and then close them before the sun goes down or the heating is turned on. This will ensure your home is kept ventilated, which helps keep it warm and dry. Keep the bathroom door closed when showering or bathing to prevent excess moisture settling around the house. Excess moisture can lead to respiratory problems and cause mould and mildew. To help reduce damp in the home don't line dry laundry inside. This increases the amount of moisture in the air. Where possible use a dehumidifier. If there is high moisture content in the home, using a dehumidifier will help reduce this. Avoid using un-flued portable gas heaters inside the home. These heaters release polluting gases into the air which can cause respiratory problems. Avoid coughing or sneezing near babies and small children. Many little ones are too young to be vaccinated against common illnesses and due to their developing immune systems are more susceptible to pick- ing them up. Smokers should always smoke outside, away from confined spaces. Even though it may be cold outside, it is import- ant to help protect the rest of the family from cigarette smoke. If you or your child is feeling unwell visit a doctor early. Treating what can seem like small health issues early can help prevent them get- ting worse or becoming bigger issues in the future. Think about getting the influenza vaccination. Vaccination is particu- larly beneficial for those over 65 years of age, those with serious medi- cal conditions, who have asthma, and pregnant women. Immunisation is offered between March and July and might be free. Visit fightflu.co.nz or contact the doctor to find out more. Be aware of neighbours, if an elderly or vulnerable person lives close by take time to make sure they are OK. Something as small as ensuring they have warm food and an extra blanket can help protect them during periods of cold weather.
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