Your health is your wealth

A quick guide to a better you

Your health is your wealth

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t play with, it’s your well-being. When you’re strong and fit, it’s easier to achieve your dreams. You’ll feel better about yourself—and everything else too. Here are some tips to help you avoid getting harmful stuff in your body:

Clean and Fresh
Let’s start with the easy stuff. Wash your hands often. Bath twice a day, preferably morning and night. Pay attention to sensitive spots like your private area and your underarms. Try not to touch your face, eyes and mouth. Brush your teeth at least once a day. Cough and sneeze into a hankie/tissue or your arm, not your palms. Wash your hands after using the bathroom or handling trash. All this will keep harmful germs away.

Eat Right
You can never go wrong with a good diet. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. They’ve got vitamins and minerals which help prevent damage to your body cells.
Pawpaw, oranges and carrots are good examples. You can also eat meat, fish, beans and eggs. They contain protein which helps wounds heal faster. Finally, instead of snacking on cakes and sweets, try kuli-kuli or plantain chips. Food can be healthy and delicious .

Nature’s Best
Think you’re coming down with a cold, cough or sore throat? Well, this might just help. Add salt to warm water, then gargle to soothe your throat. Next, put a bowl of hot water under your nose for some minutes or have a hot bath. The steam will clear your nostrils and perk you up. Remember to make sure the water isn't too hot. One more thing? Avoid cold drinks. Instead, grind some ginger, mix it with honey, and make a cup of hot tea. Then rest and stay warm. If you don’t get better, see a doctor immediately.

Stay Safe
Having sex can expose you to sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) like HIV, herpes and gonorrhea. Condoms can help prevent this. However, the surest way of preventing STDS is by not having sex. Any questions? Talk to a trusted adult like an aunty or an older sibling. Or go to a doctor or health professional as soon as you can.

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