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Winter Tips

Flu shotProtect Yourself

  • Wash Your Hands - Help stop the spread of germs this winter! Watch the Germ Etiquette Video.
  • Influenza - This flu season protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine; it is the single best protection against the flu virus. This year for the first time health officials recommend that everyone over 6 months of age be vaccinated.
  • Cold Weather Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Before you know it, overexposure to the cold can cause real problems, such as frostbite and hypothermia. Anyone can be a victim but some people are at greater risk than others.
  • Carbon Monoxide Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Using fuel-burning heat sources inside or too close to the house, such as generators, furnaces, wood stoves, and gas grills, can cause carbon monoxide to build up. It is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that can cause health problems and even death. Learn to take the proper precautions.
  • Staying Warm Outdoors Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - New Hampshire has a great deal to offer for outdoor winter recreation, such as skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and hiking. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Family on chair liftPhysical Activity

  • Health Promotion in Motion - Visit Nutrition & Physical Activity to learn about the importance of diet and staying active.
  • Stay Active in Winter Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Just because the weather has turned colder doesn't mean you have to quit being active. Take a walk, have a snowball fight, or take up skiing.
  • Healthy Holidays Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - The holidays are usually when people add on a few pounds, but some careful planning can help you prevent gaining weight.
  • Weight Loss Plans Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - So you didn't quite manage to keep from gaining weight during the winter, here are some tips on how take off the extra pounds. It is also a good time to make a resolution to eat better.

Turkey dinnerFood and Nutrition

  • Healthy Foods on a Budget Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - It isn't always easy to afford the foods we know are best for us. Learn more about how to fit fruits and vegetables into your diet on a budget.
  • Holiday Food Safety Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - The holidays are a time of gathering together with friends and family and such events usually involve food. Without proper precautions though, food-borne illnesses can put a damper on any party.
  • Food Safety with No Electricity Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Unfortunately storms can sometimes knock out the power and without electricity it is more difficult to ensure our food is safe. Be sure to take the proper precautions this winter.
  • Holiday Safety Tips Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Some simple steps can help keep you and your family safe while enjoying the holidays.

Other Resources

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