We’re here to help you stay well this winter. So, help us help you – understand the impact winter can have on your health, and what you need to do to look after yourself and others over the winter months.
Winter has its hurdles – dark mornings, frozen windscreens, shorter days. But winter can be a challenging time for our health, too.
Some health problems such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores are triggered or worsened by cold weather. If you are feeling unwell, don’t wait until it gets worst. Help us help you by seeking advice from a pharmacist.
Winter can affect our mood and mental health, too. One way to beat the winter blues is by keeping active. Physical activity can provide a real mood boost – such as walking.
Older people and young children can be more vulnerable to the effects of cold weather, particularly those with existing medical conditions. It’s important to make sure older neighbours and relatives are OK during winter. Popping in can make the world of difference to how they’re feeling.
Winter weather can also be the cause of slips and falls in icy weather, leading to injury.
Here are some useful resources to help you stay well this winter: