Tips On How To Stay Warm And Safe In Cold Weather – Part 2 of 3
It’s also important to drink plenty of fluids when outdoors in biting weather, to avoid dehydration. Some people are also more vulnerable to frigid temperatures than others. According to Rosenthal those most at risk include seniors, people with diabetes, heart or advertisement problems, and those who use alcohol, caffeine and other drugs that hamper the body’s response to cold. “Children are also a high-risk group. They are smaller and therefore lose body heat more rapidly than adults do,” the expert said.
And “Children can be so involve playing outdoors that they may not realize just how cold they really are. So, be sure they are properly dressed, tell them to come indoors when their clothes get wet, and if they aren’t active and moving around to board warm, then they should come back inside. Keep an eye on children – it can take only minutes for them to suffer frostbite to exposed skin on a very cold or windy day”.