PHLS Cares About Your Health
Welcome to PHLS, the Public Health & Leisure Support agency. This website has been designed to give people advice on how they can live a healthy life.
Regular Doctor Visits
Doctors are there to help us, but if we have a doctor we don’t like then it’s unlikely that we’re going to let them help us. So if you feel this way towards your doctor, then the best thing for you to do would be to have a new doctor assigned to you.
When you have a doctor you can talk to, there are all sorts of things that you can do to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be. Visiting your doctor regularly would be one of them. Number two would be taking what your doctor says on board, and putting it into practise (however if you are unsure about something your doctor recommends, then you should get a 2nd doctors opinion). You can see more reasons why visiting your doctor is important by clicking here.
Use Gas Appliances in an Eco-Safe Way
Another thing you can do to protect your health is to make sure that you are living in a safe environment. There are many things in our homes that can cause us to become ill, or even kill us! For example, a fire. If you use gas appliances in your home regularly, then you want to be sure that you are using them in the safest way possible (an eco-safe way). Most of us have the most common alarm of all, a Fire Alarm. However this is not enough, fire alarms will not protect you from the silent killer Carbon Monoxide! Some people think this isn’t neeed, because they say they always have a window open so their home is ventilated. However if it was cole, or the rain was falling heavy, or even worse if there was a hurricane, then we’re sure that you would close your windows. That would be all it takes, for that silent killer to end your life. So as a backup you should have a Carbon Monoxide alarm. And lastly, you should have a Fire Extinguisher. You can find out more on Gas Safety by clicking here.
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