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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Get through the winter cold-free

It's inevitable as the temperature drops, that noses will run, cheeks will flush and eyes will water. Those common symptoms let you know that you're in for a couple days or weeks of sniffles—not debilitating sickness, but just enough to make the work days sluggish. We have included five tips to get you through winter without the tissues. Read on to discover how to stay healthy during these colder temperatures—but if the cold is unbeatable, we've also got a range of Wollongong pharmacies for all of your first-aid needs.

Stop worrying about getting sick and simply follow these simple steps instead! You’ll glide through this winter with ease—sniffle free. We’ve also included a range of Wollongong pharmacies to keep you stocked up on health goods.



#1 Get a flu shot

The first, most practical precaution you can take is to get a flu shot. Although it isn’t necessary, a flu shot will keep your immune system strong and ready for battle throughout the sickly season!



#2 Take your multivitamins

For that extra immune system boost, invest in daily multivitamins. Available in packs developed especially for men and women, daily multivitamins will also ensure you get other essential vitamins to assist in other areas of health, including digestion.



#3 Up your general hygiene game

This seems like an obvious one, however consider the amount of times you actually wash your hands compared to the amount of times you should. By ensuring you are washing your hands before meals, after using the bathroom and after general daily activities, you are greatly decreasing your chances of getting sick. For the health of others, remember to cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing.



#4 An apple a day

There is a naturally occurring antioxidant in red apples, broccoli and green tea called quercetin. This will supply your body with an immunity boost, which will be especially effective if you are under stress. Stressing about getting sick won’t help either, so add a red apple or a hot cup of green tea to your daily intake.



#5 Regular exercise

Keep your limbs moving and your blood pumping. Getting your daily 30 minutes of exercise will greatly increase your immune system and decrease your chances of heart disease, obesity and diabetes—double win! If strenuous cardio isn’t your thing, you can always opt for yoga or tai chi; the stretching and deep breathing exercises practised in these activities are highly beneficial for your body.

Can you still feel those sniffles coming? Or just want to be prepared? Here are some local Wollongong pharmacies to get you through winter.

Convenient Chemist Wollongong

Located 200 metres from the Wollongong hospital, Convenient Chemist Wollongong is exactly as its name suggests—convenient! They guarantee the highest level of retail service with qualified pharmaceutical professionals to assist with general ailments. Check out Convenient Chemist Wollongong for all of your prescription, cosmetic and household needs.
Where: 330 Crown St Wollongong NSW

Landmark Value Pharmacy

With years of service under their belt, Landmark Value Pharmacy offers quality service and affordable prices. Step in for all of your pharmaceutical needs, ranging from cold and flu medicine, to prescriptions and blood pressure testing. The lovely team here are happy to help with any health questions or concerns you may have. Landmark Value Pharmacy has you in good hands.
Where: 325 Crown St Wollongong NSW


Have any foolproof anti-flu tricks up your sleeve? Let us know in the comments below!