A good way to keep well when the weather gets cold is to keep warm at home. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.
The chances of these problems are higher if you’re vulnerable to cold-related illnesses and one or more of the following apply:
- you’re over 65
- you’re on a low income (it can be difficult to afford enough heating)
- you have a long-term health condition such as heart, lung or kidney disease
- you’re disabled.
Follow this advice to help keep you and your family warm and well at home
Simple yet effective ways to stay warm, healthy and well during colder weather
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