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Staying Warm When It’s Cold Outside

The air is bitter, the paths are icy and the mornings are feeling colder and colder by the day. January is a particularly tough month for those of us who feel the cold, but there are several ways to protect yourself against the winter chills…

Facing chilly mornings

Essential checklist

• Set your heating to come on early in the morning
• Cosy slippers – shop our range of specially designed, extra supportive slippers
• Dressing gown or preferred jumper
• Cup of tea – made with our easy pour kettle tipper
• Breakfast – prepared with our range of specially adapted kitchen utensils
• Newspaper or magazine of choice
• Extra comfy riser recliner chair – read the buying guide
• Ahh…and relax! – the perfect way to start a chilly morning

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Days braving the outdoors

Things to consider

• Do you really need to venture out? Could you shop online? – check out our beginner’s guide to using the internet
• Prepare in advance – know your route, write shopping lists, arrange an indoor meeting place, check the bus timetable online
• Check, check and check again – is your scooter fully charged? Are your tyres looking fully pumped? When was your last mobility scooter service?
• Dress for the weather – is it going to rain? Browse our range of waterproof clothing and accessories
• Layer up – tops, jumpers, coats, scarves, gloves…the more the better!
• Pack a flask of hot tea and some snacks just in case you require a pick-me-up on your travels
• Have a contingency plan – who have you told where you’re going? What is your plan if you miss the bus? Or if the paths are too icy?

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Nights under countless blankets

Some good ideas

• Put on a heater in your room for half an hour or so to warm up the air and turn off when you get into bed
• Set your heating to come on in the morning
• Invest in an electric heated blanket
• Pile up with regular blankets
• Have a hot drink before bed – try a calming camomile tea
• Browse our range of bed accessories and supportive pillows and cushions

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For further help or advice staying warm and mobile in winter, please contact our friendly expert advisors on 01323 444861 or visit us in store.