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Five Ways to be Warmer This Winter

OK, so you’ve turned down the thermostat by two or three degrees to cut your carbon footprint, but it’s winter and much as you’d like to think you’re the new Ernest Shackleton, you have to admit it, it’s very nippy.

Here are Nigel’s Top Five Tips for staying warm in 2008 that don't break the bank or bust your carbon footprint:

1. The psychic in me says that right now you’re sitting in front of the computer. Uncanny, eh? Sitting still is the worst way to keep warm. Clean the top of the kitchen units. Crush some cans. Go for a walk. You'll soon find yourself feeling warmer. (Mind you, I should talk…)

2. Insist a friend moves in with you. Tell her (or him) it’s vital to do so for the environment’s sake. A person’s body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil, so cuddle up to keep warm!

3. Ditch the New Year diet. It’s not working so tell your friends that it’s scientifically proven that a layer of natural insulation is no bad thing.

4. Insulate. Draught proof. Use a Radiator Booster. It'll save you money on heating bills and save energy. Personally, I balk at the phrase DIY, but most of it involves sticky back plastic, so even I can cope.

5. Wear clothes. Only in the Big Brother house do people go around in t-shirts in the middle of winter. There’s nothing to be ashamed about wearing a woolly jumper indoors - so put on your chunkiest, and keep the thermostat down!

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