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Drop in Flu Clinic 6.30pm to 7.30pm 11th December 2019  - Who needs protection against flu?

Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, or are 65 or older. Every year in Wales three-quarters of a million people have a flu vaccine. If any of the following apply to you, you are more likely to get complications from flu. So even if you feel healthy, you should have a flu vaccine if:

You are pregnant

You are aged 65 or over

You live in a residential or nursing home

You have a heart problem

You have a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma that needs regular steroid inhalers or tablets

You have kidney disease

You have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid or cancer treatment)

You have liver disease

You have had a stroke (or mini stroke)

You have diabetes

You have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or post-polio syndrome

You have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

Wellbeing & Physical Activity

The benefits of increasing Physical activity are huge:

50% lower risk of developing Diabetes

35% lower risk of developing Heart disease

65% lower risk of fracture

25% lower risk of arthritis and back pain

20% lower risk of developing cancers

30% lower symptoms of anxiety and depression

See this excellent link for more information and advice on exercises:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-health-benefits/

Suggestions for how to increase physical activity -easy low impact exercises for all ages

https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-help/advice-and-support/easy-exercises-to-do-at-home

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/easy-low-impact-exercises/

https://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/llt-home-exercise-booklets/

go4life american site for low level exercises for older people

For more moderate exercises

Useful Apps

Active10

Health tracker

Couch to 5k

Local initiatives

Parkrun - register on line first, come along to Plascrug park (town gate end) for 9am start every Saturday morning.  There's always some people walking as well - you might recognise some of us there!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aberystwyth/

Walking for Health

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/get-walking/walk-us/health-walks-wales-and-scotland



 
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