Brrr, it’s cold! A distorted polar vortex has brought arctic winds too far south, plunging temperatures across the country dangerously below the freezing mark. During these harsh days of winter it’s important to stay healthy, warm, and safe. Aside from the hazardous conditions caused by snow and ice, the cold weather can harm bodies by causing dry skin, stiff joints, and high blood pressure, in addition to other ailments.
Protected Tomorrows has listed several cold weather health tips for seniors, outlining advice on how to stay warm, protect your skin, and keep your spirits high.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful advice on many winter related issues:
Prepare your Home
If you use space heaters to heat certain rooms in your home, the National Fire Protection Association’s Space Heater Safety Tips might be helpful.
I hope these tips help you and your loved ones stay warm and safe through these record low temperatures.