Some Tips for keeping warm in winter.
Article by Doreen Morrison
Some Tips for keeping warm in winter.This recent cold weather makes us realize just how important it is to keep warm and reduce any risk to health that can be caused by the cold.Things that will help are:-1. Keeping your home warm. Your main living room should be between around 18-21C (64-70F) and the rest of the house at a minimum of 16C (61F). If you canÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t heat all the rooms you use, heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before you go to sleep.2. Keeping curtains drawn and doors closed, (putting draught excluders in place if there are any gaps under your doors), to block out draughts. 3. Using a hot-water bottle or electric blanket (but not both at the same time) to keep warm while you’re in bed. 4. Wrapping up warm, inside and out. Several thin layers of clothes are better than one thick layer. Don’t forget to wear hats, gloves and scarves. 5. If possible, staying inside during a cold period, especially if you have heart or respiratory problems. 6. Keeping as active as possible. Move around at least once an hour and don’t sit down for long periods of time. Even light exercise will help keep you warm. 7. Having a good stock of food and medicines so you don’t need to go out during very cold weather. 8. Having regular hot drinks and at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps keep energy levels up during winter. Other things to consider when you go out are that icy pavements and roads can be very slippery. Take extra care if you go out and wear boots or shoes with good grip on the soles and some windproof outer clothing Also keep any heating appliances in good working order and have a regular boiler service, (once a year is recommended). If at all possible have an alternate form of heating as back up, so that if there are problems you can at least keep warm until an engineer can get out to you. During very cold snaps the engineers are kept very busy and cannot always react as quickly as you would like
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