Posts Tagged: winter

Avoid falls this holiday and winter season

Did you know that falls are the second leading cause of injuries just behind motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents? With the onset of the holiday and winter seasons, comes bad weather and other factors that can increase the likelihood of falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five falls causes a…
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Seven great benefits to cold-weather workouts  

When the thermostat descends and the days grow shorter and darker, it’s tempting to want to peek back under the covers and hibernate. But maintaining an exercise routine throughout the winter offers tangible health benefits. You burn more calories. As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a…
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Hit the slopes safely this season

Skiing and snowboarding trips are something many people and families look forward to over the holidays and during the winter months. But for most it’s not a year-round hobby, so people may overestimate their abilities, and instead of speeding gracefully down the slopes like stars Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn, they can end up more…
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Children need special care in cold weather

Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite or life-threatening hypothermia. Children are more at risk from the cold than adults. Because their bodies are smaller, they lose heat more quickly. Here are tips for how to handle frostbite and hypothermia in little ones: Frostbite: Frostbite happens when…
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