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February 2019
Tips and ideas for health and wellbeing from Health Navigator.


 
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General health round-up

New year, new goals?
One month into 2019, how are those New Year's resolutions going? If you feel you consistently fail to make new habits stick, you are not alone. Learn how making your goals personal could actually make them stick. 
Top 5 ways to boost your health in 2019
The start of the year seems like a good time to round up the latest health research. Read this guide to get a better understanding of the evidence-based things you can do to support your health in 2019.
Three reasons to get your stress in check
People who are chronically stressed are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack than those who aren’t. Find out how to help manage your stress levels.
How to find the right exercise for your age
The effect of exercise on health is huge. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.

Parenting puzzles solved

Whooping cough is more common than you think
Getting immunised with the pertussis vaccine is the best way to keep you and your family protected. Are your immunisations up to date?
Coping with sleep deprivation as a new parent
No matter how prepared you are, sleep deprivation in the first year of having a child may be far greater than you expected. Read our top tips for exhausted parents.
Paracetamol dose calculator
Paracetamol can be safely given to babies and children. The dose is based on a child's weight, not their age, so use this dosage calculator to find the correct amount to give each child.

Understanding your medicines

The rinse on aqueous cream
Why you should only use aqueous cream as a wash product, not leave it on the skin – unless it's SLS-free.

There's an app for that!

Track your alcohol consumption with an app
If you are wondering if you are drinking too much you might be interested in tracking your consumption using an app.

Video of the month 

Find out more about immunisation
Immunisation is the most effective way to protect your child against diseases that can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, illness.
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