Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

by Anne Middleton, on December 31st, 2015
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Have someone around you that’s dizzy?  Having trouble speaking?  Confused? Hungry or nauseous?  It may not be that they had too much egg nog.  They may be experiencing hypothermia.  From 1999 to 2011, a total of 16,911 deaths in the United States, an average of 1,301 per year, were associated with exposure to excessive natural cold.   Men are more likely to die of hypothermia than women as well. Be sure your outfitted for frigid temperatures, but also remember that seniors and infants may find having the AC too low a risk.

Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature plunges below 95F.  In infants in particular, look for bright red, cold skin, a weak cry and low energy.  Keep baby bundled up this winter and monitor how much time they spend outside, especially if you are experiencing wintry weather.  Be sure to have the Chuck Taylor Easy Slip for Infants from Converse in baby’s wardrobe.  December 22nd is the first official day of winter, so we have more frosty days ahead, so shop and save with our codes.

The elderly also need help too.  Extreme cold and heat can be taxing to our elders.  In the UK, there were 40,000 deaths of the elderly attributed to the winter weather.  Besides helping elders get access to proper heating, our older relatives and friends could use help finding proper attire at prices they can afford.  UGGs are comfortable, easy to get on and off and of superb quality, and with our codes, they are affordable.  Check out the Classic Mini Deco and other great boots your grandma or grandpa will love. 

Sometimes our passion for fashion can outpace our common sense.  Do not wear open-toed shoes this winter just because.  Boston Proper has great boots that dress up and down well, from their full line of cowboy boots to the Tiered Fringe Bootie.  Many are knee high too, keeping those calves warm. 

Frosty temperatures are here.  If you haven’t updated yourshoe wardrobe for winter it’s not too late.  Protect your feet this winter.  Not only will you keep more comfortable, but you and yours will be healthier too.  Use our codes and you’ll save as well and our online shoe stores will ship right to your door!

 

 

 

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1. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6151a6.htm

2. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/last-winter-killed-40000-elderly-6888219