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Colds, coughs and flu aren’t the only reason to take care in the winter
We all associate the Winter with a runny nose, many layers and leafless trees, but we should be aware of much more.
The often icy ground makes the chances of slips, trips and falls much greater, which may be both embarrassing and leave us with more visible bruises than just our egos!
Wearing shoes with a strong grip can keep us upright and less prone to landing on our behind.
The cold weather can also affect older people, putting them at higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, depression and worsening arthritis.
It is important to keep warm in winter both inside and outdoors – eating regularly helps keep you warm.
And keep your bedroom window closed – breathing cold air can be bad for your health as it increases the risk of chest infections.