Top tips to staying well during low temperatures and looking out for others

Top tips to staying well during low temperatures and looking out for others

Temperatures will start to dip this week, with daytime temperatures struggling to get above freezing in many places from mid-week onwards.  It is important for people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

Cold weather can have serious consequences for health, and older people and those with heart or lung conditions can be particularly at risk.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you should heat your home to a temperature that is comfortable for you. Try to heat the rooms you use most, such as the living and bedroom, to at least 18°C if you can and keep your bedroom windows closed at night.

For more top tips of keeping warm and well this winter and how you can do your bit to look out for other people please follow this link or visit www.EssexDoYourBit.nhs.net

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk