Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter: Tips and Tricks

Spring News Desk
January 15, 2023

Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter: Tips and Tricks

Stay warm and healthy this winter: tips and tricks

Many people find it difficult during the winter months, especially the elderly, with the colder temperatures and shorter days.

This article will offer advice and tips on tricks in order to stay warm and healthy during the colder months.

Tips for staying warm

in the winter, staying warm is crucial since the cold can cause hypothermia and other health issues.

Dressing in layers is one technique to remain warm. A base layer made of thermal or moisture-wicking material, a middle layer of insulation, and a top layer made of wind- and water-resistant material should be the first three layers.

Additionally, using hand and foot warmers can keep your extremities warm. It will also assist to keep your body warm to stay active, so try to schedule regular exercise, even if it's only a quick walk around the block.

Tips for staying healthy

Staying healthy is just as crucial as staying warm. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to keep your physical and mental health during the winter.

Try to keep a regular sleep schedule and aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. The winter season can be a period when people tend to eat more processed and sugary foods, therefore eating a balanced diet is particularly crucial.

Regular physical activity can help to keep the body warm. Even simple exercises such as chair exercises, stretching, or taking a few steps around the house can help to keep the body active and warm. It's also important to keep the mind active, we recommend playing games, puzzles, reading, watching or movie or documentary on a subject you enjoy.

Joining a club can also provide a great way to socialise and stay active during the winter. Regular physical and mental activities can also help to improve overall health and well-being.

Tips for preventing winter illness

Another factor is common winter illnesses, such as colds and the flu, and ways to prevent them, including getting a flu jab and washing your hands frequently. Practising good hygiene, such as avoiding touching your face, is crucial.

Boosting your immune system by getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep, can also help to prevent winter illnesses. If you do get sick, it's important to rest and take care of yourself to help your body recover and avoid spreading the illness to others.


Winter can be a challenging time for the elderly especially, but with the right preparation and knowledge, it can be a comfortable and safe season.

By dressing in layers, keeping the home warm, and staying active, you can stay warm and safe throughout the winter. Remember to check on elderly loved ones and make sure they have the support they need to stay warm and safe. This guide provides valuable information for staying warm and safe during the winter, but for more information or further assistance, there are many resources available - see below for a list of some of our favourites. Stay warm and safe this winter!

Please see the following links which detail further ways to keep warm, as well as signposting to financial help that is available.

Https: //www. Gov. Uk/government/publications/keep-warm-keep-well-leaflet-gives-advice-on-staying-healthy-in-cold-weather/top-tips-for-keeping-warm-and-well-this-winter

https: //www. Redcross. Org. Uk/stories/health-and-social-care/health/tips-on-keeping-warm-this-winter

https: //www. Ageuk. Org. Uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/keep-well-this-winter/stay-healthy-in-winter/

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