Prepare for the winter!
After a wonderful summer, may we now expect a wonderful but severe winter? A severe winter is often a problem for the elderly. With the winter before the door we like to give you some tips to get through easily if you stay at home.
Use different clothing layers to keep you warm and not give the cold a chance. Better 4 layers, then 2 layers! We think of underwear (with long sleeves and trouser legs), a shirt or blouse, a pull and a windproof and rainproof jacket. Do not forget to keep your body tips warm, such as your hands, feet and most importantly, your head. Know that 10% of our body heat loses through our head if you do not cover this.
Older people stay at home more easily during the winter and therefore miss a lot of sunlight. This sunlight provides the important supply of vitamin D in our body.
Make sure that during the winter months, extra intake of vitamin D via vitamin pills, margarine, … Let yourself be well taken care of!
If you stay home faster as an elder during the winter months, you also move less. Your muscles get stiff faster and this increases the chance of a fall. Try to move sufficiently during the winter months. Walk around the house, do agility exercises or cycle a bit on an exercise bike.
Also provide yourself with good footwear. Shoes with a good profile are an absolute minimum to prevent falling.