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As the cold weather settles in, it becomes imperative for everyone, especially retirees or those over 65 or with existing health issues, to take extra care. Cold weather is not just uncomfortable; it can pose significant health risks, including flu, falls, pneumonia, and hypothermia. This article provides a comprehensive guide to help you stay warm, healthy, and comfortable during the chilly months ahead.
Keep an eye on weather forecasts and severe weather warnings issued by the Met Office through their website, Twitter feed, or Weather Desk. Watch the news and keep abreast of changes. Being aware of upcoming cold spells allows you to prepare and take necessary precautions. Stock up on essential supplies to minimise the need to go outside during extreme cold. Explore supermarket home delivery services for added convenience.
Regularly use hand sanitizers during cold and flu season to reduce the risk of catching bugs. Consider getting a free NHS flu jab at the beginning of winter for added protection. Consult a pharmacist or GP if you feel unwell to address potential health issues promptly.
By following these comprehensive guidelines, you can proactively navigate the challenges of cold weather, ensuring both your health and home are well-protected throughout the winter months. Don’t forget that here at Rangeford Villages we are here to support you so please do get in touch with us if you have any questions or need additional support keeping warm.
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