Keep Warm in the winter - MissLJBeauty

Keep Warm in the winter

Hi everyone,

So as you know I've been away and this has got me thinking about when I get home to Scotland and how I'm going to stay warm so here's my top tips!!  

Get Snug This Winter

Staying warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia.

Here are some simple tips to stay warm  and stay safe in your home during the winter:

·      Why wait? Try your Central Heating NOW!

Simply switch it on and run it for an hour or so. If it works you will have peace of mind when the winter comes. If it does not work get it fixed.

·      Your main living room should be between around 18-21C (64-70F) and the rest of the house at a minimum of 16C (61F). You can also use a hot-water bottle, or electric blanket (but never both at the same time) to keep warm while you're in bed.

·      To keep warm at home during the day try to:

- heat your main living room to around 18-21°C (64-70°F) and the rest of the house to at least 16°C (61°F) 

- heat all the rooms during the day. This is more efficient than having some rooms with radiators turned off. 

- make sure you keep your living room warm throughout the day and heat your bedroom before going to bed 

- set the heating timer to come on before you get up and switch off at bedtime

- in very cold weather, set the heating to come on earlier, instead of turning the thermostat up. This means you are not cold your home heats up.

·      To keep safe and warm at home during the night you should:

- try to keep the temperature above 18°C (65°F) in your bedroom overnight
- never use hot water bottles in the same bed as an electric blanket, even if the blanket is switched off 

- unplug blankets before you go to bed, unless they have a thermostat control for safe all-night use 

- get snug with warm bed clothes, fleecy onesies, ( I love bed socks and even a woolly hat

Lots of thin layers of clothes are warmer than one thick layer. Don't forget to wear hats, gloves and scarves. If possible, stay inside during a cold period if you have heart or respiratory problems.
 Move around at least once an hour and don't sit down for long periods of time. Even light exercise will help keep you warm.

Missljbeauty xoxo 

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