During the winter months, you will likely spend a lot of time indoors to keep warm, so make sure your home is just that. Your main living room should be around 21°C (70°F) and your bedroom around 18°C (65°F).
Here are some other ways to help you keep warm in your home.
If you have elderly relatives or neighbours, why not check in on them now and then? You can make sure they and their home is nice and warm, as well as spending some valuable time catching up. Maybe they need some help getting to the shops if footpaths are covered in ice and snow or help putting their bins out.
Being physically active is great whatever the time of year. Not only is it beneficial for your physical and mental health, it generates heat and helps to keep you warm too. If you can, wrap up and get outdoors for a brisk walk when you have the chance, especially if the sun is shining. If you’re indoors, try to get up and move about as much as possible if you can. Or maybe get some exercise by getting the household chores done!
It goes without saying that wrapping up and wearing warm clothing throughout the winter months is a good plan. However, wear several light layers instead of one chunky layer to maintain your body temperature. And if you’re venturing outside, a thick coat, hat, gloves and a scarf is also a good idea. If the footpaths are in poor condition, make sure you wear some sturdy footwear with a good grip.
Eating a balanced diet gives you energy and helps to keep your body warm. During the colder months, eat regular hot, hearty meals, such as soups, stews and casseroles, and drink hot drinks throughout the day.
Some final tips to keep you toasty and on top of your health this winter.
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