Winter is coming once again, and it is a time when we need to be more considerate of our health. If you already have health conditions that make you vulnerable, then this is something to be particularly aware of, as the falling leaves outside also bring with them higher risks of health issues.
If you are in a vulnerable category in the UK, then you are eligible for a free flu jab. If you haven’t been contacted about this then give your doctors a call and check if you are eligible, as flu is predicted to be around a lot this year, as there are no longer rules on social distancing. You may also be eligible for a Covid Autumn booster, you can also check this with your doctor.
Going out and walking is a really good activity for your health – however be aware that the weather can make this more dangerous, especially if you have mobility problems or can be unsteady on your feet. It is worth getting walking aids from somewhere like Ability Superstore to help you at this time of the year, especially when the weather can make walking a little more difficult.
Keeping warm means that you are likely to prevent illnesses such as hypothermia which can be deadly. Although heating bills are expensive, you can do things that cost less, like keeping your home well insulated and making sure that you drink warm drinks to keep warm when it is chilly outside.