Last winter, health professionals across mid and south Essex encouraged people with respiratory conditions to stay well by joining in with a #Scarfie.
More than 93,000 people across our area in mid and south Essex have asthma and COPD – a lung condition that causes difficulty with breathing. Cold air is a common asthma trigger and can make health worse.
A simple tip to stay well is to wear a scarf loosely across your mouth, this warms up air before you breathe it in and can help people with asthma and other lung conditions.
#Scarfie, an Asthma UK campaign, encourages people to take a selfie wearing a scarf and share this simple tip widely with friends and loved ones.
If you want to get involved, just take a picture of yourself with your scarf on (aka a #scarfie) and post it on Twitter or Facebook.