Stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health,especially for people aged 65 or older and people with long-term conditions such as COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, diabetes or heart or kidney disease.

Being cold can raise the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and high winds can all aggravate any existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to respiratory winter illnesses. But there are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.

You can read the key public health messages on cold weather here.


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