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Health Tips

The CH2 Intouch Direct team is commited to providing healthcare solutions for Australians and here are some tips we have for you this Autumn!

Autumn is a great time to get healthy

As summer fades and the weather has turned crisp, what actions can we take to use this cooler season to improve our health?

1. Get Active: Autumn is a great time to get active. Change your activity patterns to suit the season, try taking up walking or cycling. Keep up your Vitamin D intake by being outdoors around midday. Vitamin D is good for bones and immunity. 

2. Boost your Immunity: Whether planning a trip to avoid the colder weather or taking preventative measure to avoid colds and flu, it is important to take the measures to increase your chance to fight potential illness as some remedies take months to become effective.  Vitamins such as Vitamin C and Zinc tablets can help ward off ear, nose and throat problems. Ensure you have paracetemol in check and a working thermometer (if you have children).  You may also need to contact your GP to arrange the Flu Vaccination or any other vaccinations that you may require during this season.

3. Moisturise:  Many of us also suffer from dryness in autumn—symptoms of this are a dry cough, dry lips, wrinkles, dandruff, itchiness and constipation. To relieve the symptoms of dryness, we are encouraged to eat foods that nourish and moisten. Increase the amount of good oils you consume in autumn, these will protect your skin as well as protect your lungs. Keeping the skin moisturised and hydrated is important for the maintenance of soft and youthful looking skin, as helps with the reduction of water loss from the skin.