Play outside, even in winter


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





By Judy Hilgers, RN

I was not a winter fan until I learned how to dress correctly for the weather. I can now be outside for the day, regardless of the temperature.

Here are a few tips on how to stay warm:

Don’t wear cottonAvoid wearing cotton fabrics next to your skin. Cotton retains any wetness created from sweating or the elements, making you cold very fast. Instead, wear wool socks and polyester long underwear.

Layers, layers, layersAdd an insulating layer, like a down jacket, on top of your wool or polyester. The top layer should block the wind and or water. Snow pants fit into this category.

Cover your head, hands and toesPut on a warm hat, some mittens, and boots that fit well, and you are all set.

Find fun things to doOnce you have the correct clothing on, you will be surprised how much fun it is to be outside tubing, ice skating, skiing, snow shoeing, visiting winter festivals and ice sculptor contests, just to name a few. Research fun outdoors activities in your community.

Be active togetherFind something everyone in your family would like to try, or surprise the family with a new event. Some of the best family outings include things not going quite as planned. They have become memories that continue to bring hilarity into our house.

Source: American Family Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin: uwhealth.org



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Police: Hamburg man resisted arrest
A Hamburg man faces charges after police received a call on Thursday afternoon of a disorderly male at Koz's Korner on...
Read more »
Image

MPAC has ways to spend St. Patrick's Day
Mayo Performing Arts Center will get into the Saint Patrick's Day spirit with two events in March that celebrate all things...
Read more »
Image

Roselyn Bennet Bott
Roselyn Bennet Bott, 93 years old, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at her home in Tifton, Ga.
Mrs. Bott was born on October 20, 1925 in Sussex, N.J., to William and Inez...

Read more »
Image

Steven P. Brody
Steven P. Brody, 53, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Steven was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 27, 1965, to Steven C. and Patricia (nee Dwyer) Brody. He was a...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Franklin unveils new fire truck
  • Feb 19, 2019
Sports
High Point falls in semifinals
  • Feb 20, 2019
Local News
Library to host garden club meeting
  • Feb 19, 2019
Obituaries
Steven P. Brody
  • Feb 20, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ