Tips for Flu-Free, Healthy Travel this Winter

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Whether traveling to warmer weather or a snow-filled adventure, make sure flu is not your travel companion.

It's not too late to get a flu vaccine if you haven't already done so. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide protection, so get vaccinated well before your trip to reduce your risk of catching and spreading flu.

Wherever you may be going this winter, protecting yourself and others from flu is important. Here are some useful tips for staying healthy during the winter months.

Before Your Trip

Senior Health - Staying Motivated to Stay Active

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Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence. To make physical activity a routine habit , choose activities and exercises that are fun, motivate you, and keep you interested.

Keep it going. If you can stick with an exercise routine or physical activity for at least 6 months, it's a good sign that you're on your way to making physical activity a regular habit. Choose activities:

From the Extension Agent’s Desk – Small Steps to Health and Wealth

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If you are like me, which I hope you aren't, you're having a little trouble getting your pants buttoned in the morning after an amazing Thanksgiving feast.  I'm also thinking ahead to the Christmas Parties and of course Christmas Day and how all that yummy food is going to affect my physique.  In contrast, as my belly gets bigger, my finances will become smaller with the purchasing of presents and various other charitable giving. 

3 Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

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(Family Features) Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control.

If you are one of the millions of American adults with high blood pressure, it is vital to keep your blood pressure stable. Drastic changes can put you at risk for heart attack or stroke.

Healthy Child Clinic Coming to Fort Morgan

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The Northeast Colorado Health Department is holding a healthy child clinic October 27 for children aged six months to five years..

Free screenings include vision, hearing, developmental, height, weight, social/emotional, speech and dental. Immunizations will also be available, but may have a cost associated.

The clinic will be held October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salud Family Health Center, located in the basement at 729 East Railroad Avenue in Fort Morgan. Anyone is welcome to participate, and appointments can be made by calling 970-867-4918.