Put Your Family’s Health First
The month of May is known for International Day of Families, alongside Hypertension Day and Hand Hygiene Day. It is important as we move into the winter months to practice basic good hygiene with our families, friends, and colleagues to remain healthy and ensure we reduce the anxiety of contracting COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it takes 20 seconds to stop a virus in its tracks when you wash your hands with soap and water. Here are some other useful hand hygiene tips to share with your family:
- Wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands after caring for someone who is sick to stop the spread of germs and viruses.
- Wash your hands after being outside or handling rubbish.
- If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based santiser to eliminate germs and viruses.
We know family comes first when it comes to health. So, how about setting a goal and challenge each other as a family and to live healthier this month and reduce the risk of hypertension.
According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) remains the leading silent killer amongst families and is the leading cause of heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, and even eye diseases, that is why it important to know your blood pressure and to have it checked at least once a year.
Put an end to this “silent killer” naturally.
Did you know?
If you are 60 years and older you can now register to get vaccinated for COVID-19. To register, access the EVDS portal by clicking here.
Dates to remember
5 May April: Hand Hygiene Day
6 – 12 May: National Burns Awareness Week
15 May: International Day of Families
17 May: World Hypertension Day
31 May: World No Tobacco Day