Living Safer Magazine Jan 2016
February 2, 2016
In this issue, our focus is on presenting the truth regarding common and not-so-common health myths. As winter approaches, it is no myth that harsh conditions impact the health of the majority of our country. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, there were an alarming 35.4 million cases of influenza-related illnesses that occurred in America last winter. More than 300,000 of these cases resulted in hospitalization. Although there is no foolproof way to avoid catching a common-cold or the flu this season, there are a few ways to minimize your chances. Make sure as the temperatures get colder you maintain a balanced diet, continue to exercise, and stay hydrated and well-rested. Worried you might be coming down with something? Talk to you health care provider, wash your hands regularly and limit your exposure to others.
It is our mission at Atlee Hall to promote awareness of health and safety issues as well as try to improve on them in the community, especially during the holiday season. We hope you take this information and share it with your family, friends and anyone who might benefit to help ensure you enjoy a happy and healthy winter.