You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.
As you participate in your favorite outdoor activities this winter, remember to protect yourself from cold weather related injuries.
Normal body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Decreases in body temperature can put your body at risk.
The National Weather Service and Department of Homeland Security recommend some simple measures you can take to reduce your risk of injury this winter.
- Layer outdoor clothing that’s loose fitting and lightweight to protect against freezing temperatures.
- Promptly change clothing that becomes wet.
- Wear a scarf that covers your mouth and nose to protect your lungs
Enjoy the winter season by making smart choices for your health and safety.
More information on cold weather tips can be found online at ready.gov.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU