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Health experts advise wrapping up warm
5:30pm Wednesday 1st January 2014 in News
HEALTH experts are urging vulnerable people in Burnham and Highbridge to keep warm in the New Year.
Public Health England are warning people that cold weather can lead to serious health problems, especially if you have a long-term health condition or are over 65.
A spokesperson for Public Health England advised people to wear a few layers of thing clothing rather than one thick layer and have regular hot meals and drinks throughout the day.
You should also have a flu jab to protect yourself and others from influenza.
Councillor Christine Lawrence, Chair of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “We should all take steps to look after our own and our loved ones’ health this winter and where possible to look out for elderly neighbours.”
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