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Kate Humble on Gateway 97.8

27th November 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

It’s official – being snug is good for us, leaving Brits feeling relaxed and de-stressed. From wrapping up in a blanket and dimming the lights, to watching a film and putting the fire on, six in 10 Brits ‘need’ a certain amount of cosiness in their lives to feel good.

More than two thirds believe relaxing nights in are good for wellbeing, and half claim they benefit overall health. This new research, conducted by wood burning stove brand, Contura and released ahead of the start of our meteorological winter this Sunday, has found ‘Cosyology’ – the art of getting cosy – is crucial to helping us make it through the winter feeling happier and healthier.

The stats prove we’re prioritising our wellbeing; nine in 10 agree taking time out for self-care is important, with nights in making us feel relaxed (57%), rested (47%), content (41%) and happy (35%). When we go a while without a night in, over a third (37%) claim they feel stressed, 1 in 5 (21%) feel anxious and a third (33%) feel drained.

Aston spoke to Kate Humble, TV presenter and author and Catharina Bjorkman, Swedish lifestyle expert at contura to discuss the research in further detail and also about cosyology.