Look after yourself during the colder months
Food is a vital source of energy and helps to keep your body warm so have plenty of hot food and drinks!
Make sure you:
- aim to include five daily portions of fruit and vegetables. Tinned and frozen vegetables count toward your five a day
- stock up on tinned and frozen foods so you don’t have to go out too much when it’s cold or icy
- exercise. It's good for you all year round and it can keep you warm in winter. If possible, try to move around at least once an hour. But remember to speak to your GP before starting any exercise plans
- wear lots of thin layers – clothes made from cotton, wool or fleecy fibres are particularly good and maintain body heat
- wear good-fitting slippers with a good grip indoors and shoes with a good grip outside to prevent trips, slips and falls
- you have spare medication in case you are unable to go out; and
- check if you are eligible for inclusion on the priority services register operated by your water and power supplier.