It’s Chilly Outside…

17 Nov

During the winter months people have a higher chance of getting a cold. There are precautions people can take to reduce the chance of becoming ill.

It is important to wear appropriate clothing when going outdoors. It is a good idea to layer your clothing. Here are some different ideas of what to wear during winter: 

Head: 

Hats made of wool of fleece, ear muffs or a headband. 

Sunglasses: with full UV protection. These will be beneficial when driving in snowy conditions. Also it will help with the glare. 

Neoprene Face Mask is a good idea for when it is below zero outdoors. 

Hands:

 Lined gloves, or double pair with under poly pro, down mittens, Outer Goretex mittens

Feet:

Socks: When it is extremely cold outside, it is a good idea to wear two pairs of socks. If your feet are freezing cold, this will send a message up to the rest of your body that you are cold. One of the fastest ways to warm your body up is to wear warm socks. 

Mid-layer: A long sleeve shirt is appropriate to wear under a jacket. If it is dangerously cold outside, you should wear a sweatshirt on top of the long sleeve shirt under your jacket. 

Drinking fluids can decrease the chance of illness during the winter months. Keeping hydrated flushes bad illnesses out of your system quicker. If you are feeling like you are coming down with a cold, try a warm cup of chicken noodle soup. This is know to cure your cold quickly. 

 

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