• Posted 13/03/2020 2:57am

Your Seatbelt of Health

The Seat Belt of Health

Obviously, when you see me driving around, I’m wearing my seatbelt. As well as being a legal requirement, I also wear my seatbelt because it’s an added layer of protection. In case of an accident, my seatbelt keeps me safe and helps reduce the risk of serious injury.

Looking at my car, it’s got front airbags and side cushions, plus lots of features that are here to protect me if the worst happens and something goes wrong. Of course, while I’m driving I’m constantly checking my mirrors and making sure I’m driving to the conditions. All of that doesn’t stop the possibility of the unexpected from occurring.

How To Stay Healthy In Winter

It’s exactly the same with our wellness. Coming into winter, what’s your seatbelt of health? What added layer of protection do you need to prevent yourself from serious harm?

There’s a lot of fear, concern, and hype around Coronavirus, or Covid-19, even in Christchurch, but people are forgetting that in winter there is a raft of viral infections that people fall victim to. At this point, there are plenty of illnesses more contagious, and more lethal than Coronavirus.

The flu, pneumonia, norovirus and the common cold are all prevalent during winter in Christchurch every year. They are all capable of making us quite unwell, of potentially harming us quite severely, and in some cases they can be fatal. Especially for young children, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly.

How To Boost Your Immunity

So when we’re talking about your seatbelt of health, there’s a lot that can be done to make sure your body is ready and able to fight off the threat of infection. Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Are you drinking plenty of water? Are you eating fresh fruit and vegetables and making sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet?

Did you know stressed people have a lower immune system? Are you regularly using relaxation or meditation techniques to stay calm and to strengthen your immunity?

If you’re a high performance athlete, are going to the gym, or taking part in a fitness challenge to lose weight or get in better shape, are you taking extra care with vitamins and supplements to make sure your body stays healthy? The extra pressure the high intensity physical activity puts on your body can be draining, and it’s vital you replenish your body’s vitamin and mineral reserves to stay well.

Winter Wellness Packs For Immunity

Every year at Stay Well Pharmacy, we put together a Winter Wellness Pack for households and businesses around Christchurch.

In a Winter Wellness Pack, you’ll find a zinc tablet, a vitamin C tablet, and an immunity boosting herbal preparation. It’s all put together in a handy pack so you know exactly what to take every day for a month.

We also provide Buccalin, and oral vaccine containing a set of compressed bacteria that have effectively had their teeth kicked out so they don’t make you sick. They help to give your body an extra reminder of what’s going on in winter, to boost your immunity and make sure you’re as prepared as possible.

So as you prepare for winter, and you’re thinking about everything else that’s going on in the world, including the current Ministry of Health warnings, make sure that you have those extra layers of protection around you. Make sure you are wearing your seatbelt of health. If you need help with that and aren’t sure what that looks like for you, contact us.

How's Your Seatbelt of Health?

At Stay Well Pharmacy, the team can get you sorted with a Winter Wellness Pack, as well as vitamins and supplements to help you stay healthy through winter.

For a more personalised, in-depth look at your seatbelt of health and what you need to be healthy, book a time with me at Stay Well Clinic. We’re here to help you live well and stay well.

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