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Winter can be a worry for many of us, because our bodies react differently to the cold, as we get older. This can leave us more vulnerable in cold weather, but with a little preparation we can keep ourselves warm, healthy and safe during the winter months.
Exposure to cold weather for prolonged periods of time can be dangerous. It raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and can cause problems for people with breathing difficulties such as asthma.
You can protect your health by ensuring you're warm both inside and outside the house, and following these tips:
If there is anyone you know who might be at risk, make sure they know what to do.
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Winter wrapped up (PDF 1.9MB)
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Further information on preparing for winter.
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