Cold weather can be a worry for those of us in later life. As we get older, our bodies respond differently and this can leave us more vulnerable in cold weather.
But with a little preparation, and by following some simple suggestions, we can help ourselves to stay healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible in winter.
Keeping warm both inside and outside your home can help reduce your risk of serious health problems that are more common in the colder months, such as chest infections, heart attacks and strokes.
Getting ready for the cold weather – which can start as early as October – means that you’re more likely to keep warm and well.
Here are some things you can do to stay safe and ward off the winter chills:
For more information about how to prepare for winter, download our free information guide Winter wrapped up.
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