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Winter Slip And Falls: First Aid Steps To Follow

When the first snowfall comes, the incidence of slips and falls goes up especially after a winter storm. Slipping on icy surfaces can sometimes be more than just a sprained ankle. A bad fall can also result in fractures and injuries that may require a trip to the ER.

Routine activities can become dangerous during winter so it’s very important to know what to do if, and when, accidents do happen.

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Exercising In Cold Weather

With days gone shorter and colder, it’s hard to find the motivation to go outside, much less exercise in cold weather. However, if you decide to trek outdoors, keep these points in mind:

  1.   Check the weather

First things first, the weather. Check the forecast for the day before you head out – temperature, wind, and even moisture. It’s generally not advisable to exercise outside when the temperature goes down below 0°F. Wind chill below -18°F can also cause frostbite.

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