Much of the United States recently experienced extremely cold temperatures. The Polar Vortex can be quite dangerous – many people risk serious health conditions, such as hypothermia, during these cold temperatures. Follow these Far North tips to stay safe and warm during the Polar Vortex.
Wear Lots of Layers
If you’re not used to cold weather, you may believe that you do not have an appropriate winter wardrobe. The key to surviving the winter does not necessarily involve special cold weather gear – layers are key. By layering lots of clothes on top of each other, you can trap warm air and properly insulate your body. Pair your layers with a warm coat for optimal comfort.
You need to regulate your internal temperature during cold weather. Staying hydrated helps your body perform this function. Make sure to drinks lots of water or decaffeinated tea to replenish your body.
Move Your Body
If you find yourself shivering more than usual, start jogging in place. Moving your body can help warm you up; you get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. In fact, shivering is the body’s natural reaction to extreme cold and is meant to improve blood flow!
Don’t Forget Your Feet
Your extremities are at the highest risk of frostbite during extreme cold. Invest in a pair of good winter boots lined with fur or another form of insulation. You can also double up on socks to increase your warmth. However, tight shoes can reduce your blood flow, which isn’t good in the cold. Purchase your winter boots at least half a size up so you have more room for multiple socks.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to negligent conditions during the Polar Vortex in DC, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact Regan Zambri Long today to receive a free case evaluation.Tagged Public Health, Winter, WinterSafety