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3 Pieces You Need This Winter and Why

By Virginia Laird

As the cooler temperatures begin to make their way across the nation, it is time to start making preparations to keep your family well. For many, the colder weather is an invitation for illness. Far too many fall short on properly taking care of their bodies as the cold weather sets in. Rather than allowing your family to be unprepared for such weather, experts suggest there are a few things you can make sure you have to help keep your family well throughout the winter, including:

  • Never leave home without a hat
  • Make a jacket part of your attire
  • Pack extra socks

Never Leave Home Without a Hat

Research indicates that wearing a hat, especially during the winter, can help your body maintain proper body temperature. This can keep the body warm and help prevent frostbite and other issues with extreme cold. Because it is imperative that you wear a hat during the winter months, experts say that now is the time to begin making this a habit. Start wearing a hat every time you leave the house. 

Make a Jacket Part of Your Attire

When the body is exposed to extreme cold, it can cause harm to your organs and circulation. When the body is cold, it can cause it to function more slowly than it would otherwise. For this reason, wearing a coat when you head outdoors is imperative throughout the winter. Keeping your body warm helps it to maintain proper function. Make sure you invest in a good coat for everyone in your family prior to winter taking over. This is just one step in helping to keep you and your family well. 

Pack Extra Socks

Keeping your feet warm is essential. Research indicates that cold feet can cause the immune system to be more vulnerable than it would otherwise be. Those who struggle with diseases that affect circulation may also struggle when the feet are too cold. For some, keeping the feet warm may be as simple as adding an extra pair of socks from time to time. Still, there are others who need to change socks, as their feet may sweat and cause the feet to be extremely cold. Knowing how to best take care of your feet can be the key to keeping you warm and healthy throughout the winter. 

Now, before the cold weather sets in, is the time to check your closet to make sure you have the items needed to keep you warm all winter long. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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