Warm Up Your Health this Winter with Advice from Our Reputable London Chiropractor

Carbon Monoxide AlarmWith the winter weather in full swing, many of us will be looking for proactive ways to lessen the risk of associated health problems. Colder temperatures increase the risk of repository problems such as flu and can raise blood pressure levels. For the elderly, where blood pressure takes longer to return to normal after being out in the cold, this creates a bigger risk of heart attacks and strokes. Our leading London chiropractor warns that the colder your home, the greater risks there are to your overall health.

We all know that we should wrap up warm when venturing outdoors, but how do we adequately protect ourselves indoors?

Our experienced chiropractor in London has the following advice:

1: Keep your living room (or the room you spend most of your time in) around 70°F (21°C), and ensure that the rest of your home is heated to at least 64°F (18°C).

2: Invest in a room thermometer to check each room, but if you feel cold then turn the heating up no matter what the temperature is!

3: Learn how to use the timer and thermostat on your heating system. If your radiators have individual thermostats, set them at a comfortable temperature for the rooms in which you spend time.

4: Close your curtains during the evening and install thermal linings. This will help to keep the heat locked in.

5: Make sure all open fires are fitted with guards – especially if you have pets or small children in the family.

6: Remember that heaters and fires need ventilation, so do not block the air vents in an attempt to lock in heat.

7: Close your bedroom window at night – breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.

8: Invest in carbon monoxide alarms and fit one in each room that has a gas appliance. Don’t forget to check and replace the batteries regularly.

9: If you’re an elderly person and worried about staying safe this winter, contact your local Age UK for personal and financial advice and support.

Sometimes, making small changes can make a big difference. Our team of chiropractors in London wish you a happy and healthy winter!