Keeping well this winter – Blog

Winter can be a difficult time living in England.  Cold, wet weather and short days can leave us feeling low and tired.  Age UK have some great tips in staying well and positive this winter.

Firstly, it stresses the importance of staying connected.  It may be difficult to currently meet up with people especially with covid infections on the increase.  Age UK recommends picking up the phone and ringing friends/family to have a chat.  Perhaps you could make it part of your routine.

The next tip is to keep moving and eat well.  Moving, even just a little bit can give us a boost. A quick walk down the street or around the garden.  You may also feel it is difficult making big meals but remember to keep an eye on what your eating.  Eating little and often is better than skipping meals.

Next, try to do something you enjoy every day.  Do you have a hobby?  Do you like to read or watch films? It may be hard to find the motivation at first to do these things but over time you may start to build some enjoyment in them.

Also, it recommends trying to have a routine.  Try to have regularly times you get up, eat meals, do tasks etc.   Not in a rigid way, just so that you have good habits that keeps your mind focused.

At times we may feel low and need to talk to someone or visit the GP.  If you live in Blackburn with Darwen contact your local Carers Service on 01254 688440 for advice.

Contact – Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service (bwdcarers.org.uk)

To read the full article from AGE UK, click on the link below.

Ways to keep your spirits up | Age UK

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