Canadians practice self-care when they exercise or eat a balanced diet, get plenty of rest, practice good hygiene and avoid risks like smoking. But Canadians also practice self-care when they open their medicine cabinet and use medicines and products responsibly to prevent disease and treat their minor ailments such as cough/colds, sunburn, bug bites, headaches and allergies.

On Monday, July 24th, help us celebrate International Self-Care Day and the importance of self-care to the health of Canadians and to the health care system.

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Health Literacy:

The foundation for a healthy Canada

Good
Hygiene
Physical
Activity
Self
Awareness
Risk
Avoidance
Healthy
Eating
Optimal use of
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Canadians with strong health literacy skills enjoy better health and well-being. An important part of health literacy is using reliable sources of health information. When in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.