Keeping Warm Whatever the time of year, keeping warm can be difficult. Taking some simple measures can help ensure a warm and safe winter. Eat regular hot meals and hot drinks to provide warmth and energy. Keep moving, any activity, even sweeping or vacuuming gets circulation going and makes you feel warmer. We would also recommend our 'easy Exercises for the Older Person' book. Wrap up warmly, indoors and out, ideally several layers of thin clothing. Keep your home at the right temperature. We suggest hanging thermometers in the living room and bedroom and keep temperatures between 21 and 24 degrees centigrade (70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit). Keep warm at night, wearing the right clothing to bed is as important as wrapping up outdoors. Sleep with your windows closed. Cold air on the head at night has been shown to increase blood pressure.