Winter Warmer – Advice
To help keep warm this winter, try some of these practical tips:
- Wear several thin layers, rather than one thick layer. This is because they trap warm air close to the body
- Go for clothes made from wool, cotton or fleecy fabrics, if possible
- Draw your curtains, as soon as it gets dark to stop the heat escaping and the draughts coming in
- Keep any windows and internal doors closed when it’s cold – this will keep heat inside, where you most need it
- A lot of heat is lost through the head and neck, so if you’re chilly indoors, try wearing a hat and scarf
- Your body keeps warm by burning food you’ve eaten, so make sure you have regular hot meals that contain carbs, such as potatoes, pasta, bread and rice. Try porridge with hot milk for breakfast and soups and stews for lunch and dinner.
- If you’re sitting down, a shawl or blanket will provide extra warmth. You should also try to keep your feet up, because air is cooler at ground level.
- Wear warm clothes in bed. When it’s really cold, wear thermal underwear, bed socks and even a hat.
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