How to keep winter wrapped up

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How to keep winter wrapped up

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

How to keep winter wrapped up

Cold weather means the start of the flu season which can cause difficulties if you have breathing and circulation problems. To help you stay fit and well, it’s important to keep warm at home and outdoors, follow as healthy a lifestyle as you can and have a flu jab.

Keep moving

Keeping active generates heat and helps to keep you warm. It’s good for general fitness and wellbeing too. So when you’re indoors, try not to sit still for more than an hour. Get up and walk around, make yourself a warm drink, and spread any chores throughout the day. Chair-based exercises and simply moving your arms and legs and wiggling your toes are helpful if walking is difficult.

Eat well

Hot meals and drinks help keep you warm, so eat at least one hot meal and have hot drinks during the day. Include a good range of foods in your diet and aim for five portions of fruit and vegetables each day so that you’re getting plenty of nutrients and vitamins. Remember that frozen vegetables are as good as fresh. Having a hot drink before bed and keeping a hot drink in a flask by the bed are good ideas too.

Have a seasonal flu jab

If you’re over 65 be sure to have a seasonal flu jab. Seasonal flu viruses are always changing, so you need to have a jab every year, using the latest vaccine. Flu is not only unpleasant but it can develop into pneumonia, which can be serious. A flu jab is also recommended if you’re under 65 with a condition such as diabetes, a chronic heart, lung, kidney or liver problem, have Parkinson’s or have had a stroke.

Keep your home warm

Most of us spend a lot of time indoors in winter, so it’s important that you are comfortable and safe. One tip is to close the curtains and fit thermal linings if you can

82-year-old Pensioner has spent nearly 2 days or more on a major motorway

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The 82 year old got lost while he visiting his daughter who only lived an hour.

The gentleman was eventually found by police still in his car after a major search when concerned relatives reported him missing.

His car had been spotted on a police camera only 10km from his intended destination yesterday but he was not seen again until today.

A source told us “he had stopped to catch up on some much needed sleep – we think in a motorway service area, before setting off again. He is after all 82 years old. Presumably he put fuel in the car during the service stops over the two days”.

The pensioner has been reunited with his daughter safe and well.

We are going on the Radio!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Listen out for our new radio adverts which are due to go live on Heart FM in the new year. Madge from Benidorm is the voice of our new campaign and we think our  ads are as funny as the show.

Listen to us on Radio Heart FM

In the New Year we are going to be advertising on the radio. Madge from Benidorm is the voice of our campaign as we think you will find them hilarious.

Madge Mobility

Madge from Benidorm is going to be the new voice for our advertising campaign which is due to go live on Heart FM in the New Year. We hope you will find our ads as funny as the show!