Staying warm in winter is sometimes easier said than done, especially if you need to venture out on your scooter or powered wheelchair, however with a bit of planning, it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re a powered wheelchair or scooter user planning on having a day out, here’s five things we recommend taking to keep you cosy:
Gloves, scarf and hat
This may sound obvious, but don’t underestimate the value of good winter wear to keep the heat in!
Readily available, easy to use, and can be paired with gloves. An easy solution to keep your hands warm whilst out and about.
An extra layer is always helpful, and as thermals generally go under your normal clothing, they are highly effective at trapping warmth and reducing heat loss.
Winter isn’t just cold, it is often wet as well. Keep an umbrella handy for any unexpected downpours.
Or at least, some warm footwear. Cold feet are unpleasant at the best of times and good shoes can make all the difference.
Electric hot water bottle
These handy devices generally take just a few minutes to charge but stay warm for a number of hours, so they’re ideal for cold winter days. Pop it on your lap or behind your back to feel the full benefit.
In very cold weather a blanket, or even a sleeping bag, is ideal to keep the cold air at bay. It may not be ideal if heavy rain is expected but if the forecast looks dry, tuck yourself in and keep warm.
If you’d like more tips on keeping warm then read blogger Sarah Alexander’s article on how she keeps the cold away during the Winter months.