Staying Warm and Healthy in the Winter

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With heating being much more expensive this winter, it is a good idea to look at other ways of keeping yourself warm at home to save on heating costs. This is especially important for older people as they are more vulnerable to the cold and the illnesses that are caused by being too cold. Here are a few good ways to keep cosy and warm at home in the winter…

Insulation – Something that can really keep the heat in your home well is making sure that it is insulated. Pay particular attention to areas that lose a lot of heat, such as the roof of the house and also the windows as this will keep the home heated for longer and help reduce the cost of heating.

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A Warm Bath – A warm bath is a great way to keep warm and to warm up the body. It is also a good way to relax and unwind and help get you ready for a good night’s sleep. For elderly people and people with mobility difficulties make sure that you look into bathing aids like this to make having a bath safer and easier.

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Hot Food and Drinks – Winter is a time for comfort foods and food and drinks help to nourish the body. Winter recipes like cottage pie, stew and of course soup are all good at this time of the year providing not only much needed nutrients to protect against colds but also, they are hot foods that help the body to keep warm.

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