Healthy Living Instructions

Healthy living doesn't end with your treatment at the hospital. To reach optimum health, healthy living habits must be established and followed at home. There are many components to a healthy lifestyle and it is important to consider everything that could negatively effect your health.

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  • The pneumococcal vaccine helps to prevent certain types of pneumonia. You should consider having the vaccine if you are 65 years of age or older unless you have had a previous allergic reaction. Ask your nurse or doctor about the vaccine.

  • The flu vaccine lessens your risk of seasonal flu. People who should be vaccinated include: children 6 months ”“ 18 years, pregnant women, people aged 50 years and older, people with chronic medical conditions and residents of nursing homes.

Follow-Up Instructions

  • When you leave the hospital, you may be instructed to make a follow-up appointment with your doctor. It is important that you follow these instructions so that your doctor can address any ongoing medical problems.

Healthy Eating and Exercise Tips

  • If your doctor has put you on a special diet, it is important to follow it. If you do not understand the diet, ask for a nutritionist to provide further explanation.

  • If you are not on a special diet, it is important to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and grains, drink plenty of water, keep portions moderate and limit sweet and salty foods. A balanced diet is a key component of healthy living.

  • Exercise is important at any age. Ask your doctor before starting any fitness program to ensure that your exercise plan is safe for you.