Stay Healthy This Winter
though it's been a relatively mild winter this year, we all know that Mother
Nature may decide at some point to throw some nasty weather at us. Best to be
prepared for any and all nastiness.
tips to keep you safe this year include:
- Dress in warm, breathable layers to maintain a healthy body temperature.
Wear hats, gloves, scarves, boots and anything else you can find when you are
outside to protect your skin.
- Drive carefully. Worth repeating: Drive carefully. ALWAYS Wear your
seatbelt. Slow down when roads are treacherous. If possible don't venture out
into the bad weather if you can help it, which is hard to do. The less folks on
the roads, the better.
- If you are out playing in the cold, stay dry. If your clothing gets too wet
come inside to change and warm up. Rehydrate during your stay outdoors and when
you are inside
- Check on your neighbors who may not be able to get out. If possible offer to
pick up some groceries or what's needed for them. And kudos to you if you find
time to shovel or snow blow steps or driveways for an older neighbor.
*Courtesy of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, PA.