Extremely Hot Weather

‘It’s a scorcher!!!’ to quote The Sun, (even more appropriate!).

 

The temperatures have been rising for some weeks now. Many of us love this hot weather but all of us find it’s very different having to work in these temperatures rather than simply lazing on a sun-lounger with occasional dips in the pool.

 

Here are the NHS Tips for Coping in Hot Weather:

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

 

Links to other advice on managing health in the hot weather:

Met Office Heat Health Watch

Public Health England Hot Weather Health Warnings 2018

NHS Choices: Heatwave: How to Cope in Hot Weather

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Help to Give Up Smoking

Sometimes there are things we really want to do but know they will be really hard so it stops us even trying. Giving up Smoking is one of those things.  It can be easier with assistance or doing it with a friend.

NHS Stop Smoking will be on Campus running clinics on Monday afternoons for 7 weeks from 08 January 2018. The clinics will be held in Occupational Health in Keynes College.  You can have a 1:1 session or you can come along with a friend or two.  NHS Stop Smoking provides most smoking cessation products (at the cost of a prescription or free if you are exempt) alongside the support of their fully trained adviser.

Come on….make 2018 your year to pack in the evil weed!

 

For details on how to book an appointment follow this link:

Quit Smoking

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What’s going on ‘downstairs’?

With an ageing population and the effects of today’s lifestyle, urology conditions, diseases and cancers are becoming more prevalent. The Urology Foundation is spreading knowledge of urology health, breaking down the stigma associated with many of its conditions and persuading people to talk about these issues. 

 

Email Link: http://www.theurologyfoundation.org/urologyhealth

 

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WHAT IS WORLD HEPATITIS DAY?

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.

 

Email Link: http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/en/2017-campaign

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What is One You?

Around 40% of all deaths in England are related to everyday habits and behaviors – such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking too much alcohol, not being active enough or continuing to smoke. They also cost the NHS more than £11 billion every year.  By encouraging the nation’s adults to take control of their health by eating a healthier diet, drinking less alcohol, exercising more, and quitting smoking, One You will help them enjoy longer and healthier lives.

 

Email link: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou#5cOMF53Y1E1VulBS.97

 

 

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Sun Safety

It’s time for us to get our annual dose of sunshine!! But make sure you take care while you’re out basking in the rays- too much sun can make you unwell.  Click on the link below for more information?

 

Email Links: Staying Healthy in the Sun

                   

 

 

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Summer Snack Inspiration

It’s BBQ season and we’re all looking forward to a jug of Pimms in the sunshine. But just because the sun’s come out, it doesn’t mean healthy eating has to go out the window. Try some of these delicious hot weather treats…

 

Email Links:

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Diet and Weightloss

So now’s the time that you suddenly realise that you didn’t stick to that diet you started at new year and you’ve got 2 months to get yourself looking good for your holiday.  Do you want to try a new way of eating that really works?  Do you want to look better and have more energy??  Do you want to live longer and feel healthier??? Then take a look at this…

 

Email link: https://thebloodsugardiet.com/what-is-the-blood-sugar-diet-bsd/

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Hay Fever season approaches

The hay fever season starts in Mid-May when tree pollen is released, through the summer with grass pollen and even into the autumn when weed pollen is released. Although hay fever cannot be cured the symptoms can be treated. For more information about hay fever and the treatments available, click on the links below.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hay-fever/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hay-fever/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Hayfever/Pages/Hayfeverhome.aspx

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Flu symptoms and other advice

Is it a nasty cold or the flu? To find out the symptoms of the flu and discover other useful facts follow the link.

 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

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