Winter weather health advice from NHS Sefton January 18th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Winter weather health advice from NHS Sefton The NHS and other public bodies are gearing up for freezing temperatures to persist into the weekend. The Met Office has forecast that an area of snow looks increasingly likely to spread from the southwest, with winds and blizzard conditions likely. NHS Sefton is reminding people of the steps they should take to make sure they stay safe and well. To keep warm and well during periods of cold weather: •Keep curtains drawn and doors closed to block out draughts. •Have regular hot drinks and at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps keep energy levels up during winter. •Wear several light layers of warm clothes (rather than one chunky layer) •Keep as active as possible •Wrap up warm if you need to go outside on cold days Keep your main living room at around 18- 21°C (64-70°F), and the rest of the house at least 16°C (61°F). If you cannot heat all the rooms you use, heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before you go to sleep. Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be more vulnerable to cold weather. Cold weather is especially dangerous for older people or people with serious illnesses, so check up on them if you can. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!