If you find yourself dreading the thought of a long cold winter this year, we have some top tips for you and your family to survive the cold temperatures in perfect health. Drinking lots of water is something you may only think to do during summer. However when your outside in cold weather you lose a lot of your bodies water through heavy breathing, so make sure you keep hydrated all through the day, especially when outdoors. This will also rid your body of the toxins which can develop into the dreaded cold or flu. These kinds of typical winter illnesses can also be prevented by taking regular supplements of Vitamin C. Studies have also shown that this can also cut a colds life by a few days and eases the intensity of your symptoms. If you are over 65 remember you can also get a flu vaccination to protect yourself. A balanced diet can make sure your family stay warm and healthy throughout winter. Make sure you have at least one hot meal every day. Getting the right vitamins and minerals can keep your body working properly and the heat from your food can warm you up after spending a lot of time outdoors. We all know that layers are the best way of keeping warm in winter. Wearing the right kind of clothing can make a huge difference when you have to venture outside. Waterproof boots and thick socks make sure your feet are protected and layering of your clothing makes sure your body stays insulated. This is especially important when sending children off to school; make sure they have extra clothing on than they would on a typical day. Heating in your home can make sure your family and pets stay safe and warm. Heat your living room to about 18-21°C, and the rest of the house to at least 16°C. Make sure all rooms are adequately heated before you go to bed and that pets aren’t sleeping in a cold draught. Staying conscious of the cold weather and following this guide can make sure your winter is a fun and enjoyable time for your whole family. Also winter can be a good time using those long dark nights to make plans for the following year and to consider how you can make your life more productive during the coming Spring and summer. Time to consider celebrations, milestones in your life, new business and indeed holidays and fun times! If you are curious about what this winter and the following seasons may hold for you why not try calling one of our psychics and find out what may be to come? You may discover some good news to come or an upcoming revelation.