As the dark evenings are creeping in, so is the chill that comes with the winter months. Staying warm this winter is important for all of us, but more so for people with with pre existing health conditions, very young children and older people.
We have put together our top 5 tips for staying warm this winter, just for you.
1. Heat the House
It is important to keep the house warm, as sitting in a cold house for long time could lead to hypothermia. The temperature of the rooms you use should be kept about 21 Degrees Celsius. If you have a timer, you can set it so the heating will come on before you get up in the morning.
2. Choose Cosy Footwear
Cosy footwear is a must on the cold mornings, so its time to get the fluffy socks from the back of the sock drawer. Who cares if they are covered in multicoloured stripes as long as you can feel your feet. Another alternative to keep your toes toasty is a pair of fur lined boots.
3. Keep Moving
We know it is tempting to curl up on the couch with a hot chocolate and a duvet but we urge you to resist. Doing some exercise helps keep you warm and keep the blood flowing, so your body can maintain it's core temperature.
4. Stock up on Essentials
Just in case you find yourself stuck, stock up on the essentials like food, water and fuel for the fire (or heating fuel). It is important to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
5. Be a good Neighbour / Friend
Make sure others stay warm this winter, check on your neighbours and friends, especially should the weather take a turn for the worse. If you are aware of someone who may be particularly vulnerable, make a effort to reach out and offer a seat beside the fire if necessary.