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Some tips from HCFI to manage workplace stress.

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  1. Form positive relationships and take your colleagues into confidence when you feel a task is getting out of hand.
  2. Start your day by eating a healthy and filling breakfast. This will not only help you concentrate but also ensure that you stay away from stress.
  3. Get enough sleep and do not let work seep into your sleep time. Make sure you go to sleep around the same time every day.
  4. Get about 30 minutes of physical activity every day. This will release endorphins, feel-good hormones that can help uplift your mood.
  5. Prioritize and organize your work. This will ensure that you avoid any backlogs that can spill on to your leisure time.

Some health tips from HCFI

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  1. Cut down on food or drinks rich in caffeine including coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, and chocolate. Caffeine is a mood-altering drug, and it may make symptoms of anxiety disorders worse.
  2. Eat right, exercise, and get better sleep. Brisk aerobic exercises can help release brain chemicals which can further cut out stress.
  3. Sleep problems and anxiety disorder often go hand in hand. It is important to get adequate rest. Follow a relaxing bedtime routine.
  4. Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter meds or herbal remedies. Many contain chemicals that can make anxiety symptoms worse.

Some diet tips from HCFI

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There are four major food groups that should form a part of a child’s diet plan. These include:

  1. Bread, rice, potatoes, and other starchy foods. This forms the largest portion of the diet and provides calories for energy and carbohydrates that are converted to sugars which provide energy.
  2. Milk and dairy foods: These are vital sources of fats and simple sugars like lactose as well as minerals like calcium
  3. Fruit and vegetables: These are vital sources of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and roughage for better digestive health
  4. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein: These form the building blocks of the body and help in numerous body and enzyme functions.

Tips from HCFI for bone health

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  1. It is important to get enough Vitamin D as it helps in the absorption of calcium.
  2. Some sources of this vitamin include milk, fortified orange juice, mushrooms, and egg yolk.
  3. Get enough physical activity for about 30 minutes each day. There are exercises that can help increase bone strength and improve balance and coordination.
  4. Limit the intake of caffeine as this can decrease the absorption of calcium
  5. If you smoke or drink, it is a good idea to quit both these habits.

Tips from HCFI to prevent Nipah infection

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  1. Ensure that the food you eat is not contaminated by bats or their feces. Avoid consuming fruits bitten by bats.
  2. Avoid drinking toddy that is brewed in open containers near palm trees.
  3. Avoid contact with anyone who has contracted the disease. Sanitize and wash your hands thoroughly if you happen to visit someone with NiV.
  4. Clothes, utensils and items typically used in the toilet or bathroom, like buckets and mugs, should be cleaned separately and maintained hygienically.
  5. It is important to cover the face while transporting the dead body of anyone who dies after contracting Nipah fever. Refrain from hugging or kissing the dead person and take precautions while bathing the body before cremation or burial.

Some tips from HCFI on maintaining a healthy weight

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  1. The key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in.
  2. The concept of energy density can help you satisfy your hunger with fewer calories.
  3. To make your overall diet healthier, eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole-grain carbohydrates.
  4. Make exercise an important part of your daily routine. Start slow and increase the duration as you go along.

Some HCFI tips to reduce noise pollution

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  1. Traffic flow around schools and hospitals should be minimized as much as possible.
  2. Signboards displaying ‘Silence zone’, ‘No honking’ must be placed near these areas.
  3. Efforts should be made to ban the use of horns with jarring sounds, motorbikes with damaged exhaust pipes, and noisy trucks.
  4. The use of loudspeakers in parties and discos, as well as public announcements systems should be checked and discouraged.
  5. Noise rules must be stringent and strictly enforced near such silence zones.
  6. Planting trees along roads and in residential areas is a good way to reduce noise pollution as they absorb sound.

Lifestyle tips from HCFI

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  1. Quit smoking and drinking as they are two major factors in causing damage to the heart.
  2. Manage your cholesterol levels as any imbalance in this can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
  3. Keep a check on vitals such as blood pressure and blood sugar. Any fluctuations in these can directly impact the heart in the longer term.
  4. Ensure that you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
  5. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  6. Eat a variety of healthy food including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

HCFI demystifies some myths about organ donation

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  1. Age is not a barrier for organ donation. Even people above the age of 80 have become organ and tissue donors.
  2. There is no requirement to be in perfect health for donation. Even those who smoke, drink or don’t have a healthy diet can still donate.
  3. Organ and tissue donation do not disfigure the body in any way.
  4. In case of an accident, the doctor will always try to save the life of the victim first. Organ donation is considered as an option only when the person dies due to certain circumstances.

Some health tips from HCFI

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  1. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight for your height.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Eat a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  4. Limit sodium intake to under 2,300 milligrams a day (one teaspoon of salt), and get plenty of potassium (at least 4,700 mg per day) from fruits and vegetables.
  5. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  6. Reduce stress.
  7. Monitor your blood pressure regularly, and work with your doctor to keep it in a healthy range.

HCFI tips for using a microwave oven

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  1. If youre concerned about plastic wraps or containers in the microwave, transfer food to glass or ceramic containers labeled for use in microwave ovens.
  2. Dont let plastic wrap touch food during microwaving because it may melt. Wax paper, kitchen parchment paper, white paper towels, or a domed container that fits over a plate or bowl are better alternatives.
  3. Most takeout containers, water bottles, and plastic tubs or jars made to hold margarine, yogurt, whipped topping, and foods such as cream cheese, mayonnaise, and mustard are not microwave-safe.
  4. Microwavable takeout dinner trays are formulated for one-time use only and will say so on the package.
  5. Old, scratched, or cracked containers, or those that have been microwaved many times, may leach out more plasticizers.
  6. Dont microwave plastic storage bags or plastic bags from the grocery store.
  7. Before microwaving food, be sure to vent the container: leave the lid ajar, or lift the edge of the cover.

Some tips from HCFI.

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  1. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight for your height.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Eat a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  4. Limit sodium intake to under 2,300 milligrams a day (one teaspoon of salt), and get plenty of potassium (at least 4,700 mg per day) from fruits and vegetables.
  5. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  6. Reduce stress.
  7. Monitor your blood pressure regularly, and work with your doctor to keep it in a healthy range.

Tips from HCFI to control air pollution

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  1. Walk or cycle for short distance commutes or to the neighborhood market. Plan and combine all your errands in one area or close by areas for one trip. Limit driving and make use of carpool.
  2. Use public transport as much as possible for longer distances. If you have to use your vehicle keep it well maintained for efficient functioning with regular servicing to reduce harmful exhaust emissions and get pollution check done as required. Follow speed limits. Avoid buying diesel vehicle.
  3. Avoid burning candles dhoop or incense sticks at home or workplace.
  4. Quit smoking.
  5. Plant more trees. Limit the areas of bare soil by growing grass to reduce the amount of dust. Sprinkle water on exposed soil or construction sites regularly to reduce generation of dust. Wet mop the floors at home or workplace.
  6. Choose a place with least pollution levels when there is a choice.

Some tips from HCFI to prevent rabies

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  1. Vaccinate your pet at regular intervals.
  2. Avoid direct contact with injured or dead animals.
  3. Supervise your pets and look for any strange behavioral signs. They usually behave agitated.
  4. Stay informed about the disease, its signs, and protocols.
  5. Report any sick or dead animals in your vicinity.

Tips from HCFI for malaria prevention

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  1. Malaria mosquitoes grow in fresh water collected in the house. It is therefore important to not let water stagnate in your house and the surrounding areas. Mosquito cycle takes 7-12 days to complete. So, if any utensil or container that stores water is cleaned properly once in a week, there are no chances of mosquito breeding.
  2. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in money plant pots or in water tanks on the terrace if they are not properly covered. If the water pots for birds kept on terraces are not cleaned every week, then mosquitoes can lay eggs in them.
  3. Using mosquito nets/repellents in the night may not prevent malaria because these mosquitoes bite during the day time.
  4. Malaria mosquitoes do not make a sound. Therefore, mosquitoes that do not produce a sound do not cause diseases.
  5. Wearing full sleeves shirt and trousers can prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito repellent can be helpful during the day.