Thursday, December 19, 2013
Winter is Here Again, Play Safely
While I don't have a new topic for you this week I was flipping through the archives and thought this week would be a good time to refresh your memory on some of the topics I have posted about previously. I can't say much to help with the rain in San Diego other than to invest in some good rain gear, but for those who love the snow I can offer some tips on how to avoid cold injuries.
Whether you're using a snow day to build a snow man or you're looking forward to some sledding fun you should always be prepared for the cold weather. School break may mean plans for a ski/snowboard trip that could be quickly ruined by frostbite or hypothermia. I always preach prevention and this week is no different. So take a look at a few previous posts I made regarding environmental cold injuries and don't forget to protect yourself.
Read more about Environmental Cold Injury Prevention.
Read more about different types of Environmental Cold Injuries.
Submitted by Heather L. Clemons, MS, MBA, ATC
Posted by Athlete Advocate at 9:21 PM
Labels: environmental cold injuries; prevention; layering clothing; risk factors; cold stress; wind chill; winter sports