Every single one of us goes through tough times in our lives. Information on ways to mind your mental health and to find support when you need it is available on yourmentalhealth.ie. This website contains a range of information and practical tips on how to – reach out, listen and respond to others who are going through a difficult time. Also, the HSE mental health and wellbeing campaign #littlethings, focuses on sharing evidence-based, simple and powerful day-to-day steps.
How You Can Exercise to Help Prevent Heart Disease Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise, is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It helps cut your chances of getting heart disease. It's good for your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, energy level, and mood, too. If you're not active now, check in with your doctor before you start. They’ll let you know what you can do safely. If you take any prescription medicines, ask them if you need to adjust them when you start exercising.
The Flu Vaccination, also know as the flu shot is an annual vaccination that is specific for a given year to protect against the highly variable influzena virus. The flu vaccination will be in stock at Elmwood Medical practice from Tuesday 26th September 2017. Please contact the surgery on 021 489 3255 to book in for the vaccination. Protect yourself this year.
Always include at least one portion of vegetables —which are high in fibre, vitamins and mineral but low in sugar — and one portion of fruit. Squeeze some lemon juice on the fruit to stop it going brown. It’s also essential to make sure lunchboxes include a complex carbohydrate, such as wholegrain bread, a wholegrain wrap, pitta or roll, or some wholegrain pasta or rice. Be aware, that white bread has less than 50% of the fibre of wholemeal. “Two slices of wholemeal bread contain 4g of fibre.