It’s been a difficult year for all of us in the Isle of Man. As the winter approaches, we need to look after our own health and that of our neighbours now more than ever. Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition.
There are simple things you can do at home to stay healthy such as keeping your house adequately heated, stocking up on winter remedies, checking in with friends and family and remembering to wash your hands at important times throughout the day.
You can also look outside the home to those friendly community services we have come to rely on, such as asking your local pharmacist for the best winter remedies, joining exercise groups to help stay active and contacting your GP to find out whether the flu vaccine is right for you.
Give yourself a break from illness this winter and explore the pages below on how best to stay healthy.