Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Edison Recommends tips for staying warm during cold weather this winter
It’s starts of winter and holiday season now just around the corner and Ridiculously cold temperatures will be frizzing new jersey.
When the temperature drop below the point of our comfort zone, it’s time to remember how to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe and warm. This is crucial for children and the elderly, who are usually more vulnerable to cold weather. Also colds/flu are just more common in winter—it’s should still be a necessity to keep kids warm, dry and safe.
It might seem obvious, but piling on a few extra layers is a great way to stay warm, especially if you have to be outside. Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center recommends below tips for bundling up your family and yourself to stay warm and comfortable over the next few cold months:
- Keeping your core warm is especially important when temperatures dip below freezing, so try wearing an extra shirt or two under your coat.
- Many sporting goods companies make cold-weather gear that is slim enough to be worn even under work clothes.
- indulge in Foods That Help You Keep Warm. You already know that eating healthfully in the winter is important to fend off colds and the flu, but did you know it might help keep you warm, too.
- Although alcoholic beverages might make you feel warm, they actually decrease your core temperature and can be dangerous during winter months. Source: According to The New York Times and a study by Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
- Hypothermia is most likely to begin in extremities like your hands and feet, so keeping your toes warm is important. Whether you’re walking to work or just around the block, make sure to wear insulated shoes that will help prevent slips on slick surfaces and keep your feet dry.
- Also consider wearing extra pair of socks.
- Walking in the snow during the day, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare.
- Avoid walking too close to roadways, especially near icy areas where drivers may lose control of their vehicle.
- Don’t forget a warm hat and pair of gloves or mittens, since we lose a good amount of heat through our hands and head
- A scarf, neck-warmer or balaclava can also be used in extreme cold or wind, or when needed
Make sure you, your family and your neighbors that needs assistance is bundled up properly when bracing the cold weather and stay comfortable until the spring. For any aches or pains, you can contact Health Plus Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Edison that can help. Call us at 732- 494-5999 to schedule an appointment.