Dressing and preparing for cold temperatures – inside AND outside
Try to limit outside exposure in cold temperatures. Wearing essentials such as hats, gloves, a winter coat, boots, and a scarf can help. Any clothing that gets wet should be changed soon as wet clothing can chill the body. If any body part feels like it is freezing, try to run it under warm water (not hot) and massage the area.
While staying inside on a cold day is already helpful in maintaining body temperature, keeping multiple layers on while inside or having a cap, blanket, or sweater nearby is advisable in the winter months. The body can also be affected by a home’s internal temperature – try to keep the home’s temperature at 65 degrees or warmer, and layers nearby for comfort. Placing a rolled towel or cloth at the foot of doors and windows can also help keep cold drafts out of rooms.