Our Tips For Staying Warm This Winter

Tips For Avoiding The Cold This Winter

With the cold weather well and truly with us, we have put together a check list to make sure that you are prepared for the cold winter days and nights ahead:

- Make sure your heating has been serviced. The general advice is this should be done annually.

- Keep a torch handy in case of a power cut and a radio with extra batteries.

- Make sure you wear plenty of layers of clothing, warm slippers indoors and grippy shoes if you are heading out.

- Have regular hot drinks, it's always good to keep a flask close by.

- It is important to have at least one hot meal a day. Eating regularly will help keep your energy levels up.

- Make sure that the room you spend most of your day in is warm throughout the day.

- Heat your bedroom before going to bed. Set the timer on your heating to come on before you get up and switch off when you go to bed.

- Use an electric blanket or a hot water bottle but not at the same time.

- Wear bed socks, thermal underwear and a hat in bed if it's really cold.

- Make sure you have a list of emergency contacts such as your doctor, insurance helpline and chemist in case you need them.