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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 14 November 2014 01:00 PM

“Keep well, keep warm and keep safe this winter”

We're providing cold weather advice to older people across Wales to keep them fit and healthy during the winter months.

Our ‘Keep Well this Winter’ campaign recommends eating warm meals, keep active wearing lots of layers and using heating effectively to stay healthy.

Angharad Phillips, our ‘Keep Well this Winter’ Coordinator says;

“Keeping yourself fit and healthy is important all year round, but your lifestyle can make even more of a difference when it comes to keeping well in winter.

“Getting colds and the flu can prove to be really debilitating for some people, so it is very important to stay warm and healthy.

“If you eat at least one warm meal a day, wear warm clothing when going out and check the weather forecast before leaving home, it can help maintain a healthy lifestyle during winter.

 “By following our cold weather advice, you can ensure that you keep well, keep warm and keep safe this winter.”

Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer for Wales says;

“Each winter cold temperatures contribute to poor health.

“To stay healthy, I urge everyone to be active and keep warm. It is also important to look out for older relatives, friends and neighbours during the winter.

“Getting a flu jab is one of the simplest and most effective ways of protecting our health during the winter, especially for those with chronic conditions and long term illnesses.”

Our ‘Keep Well this Winter’ campaign is a Welsh Government initiative, providing information and advice to help older people to maintain good health throughout the winter months.

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444