…safety tips for the winter! As the mercury drops, take extra precautions while getting “in motion” outside. Choosing the right outdoor gear is essential to safely participating in winter activities. Wear at least 3 loose fitting layers to help pull body moisture away from the body and to trap warm air against the body.
- 1st Layer – The base layer worn closest to the skin should be a lightweight synthetic material to “wick” perspiration away from the skin.
- 2nd Layer – The mid layer should be a warm insulating layers and its function should be to trap warm air and draw moisture away from your body. Fleece and wool are a great second layer – avoid cotton. Once it gets wet, it stays wet.
- 3rd Layer – The outer layer should be windproof and should be able to trap heat, remain breathable and shield you from the wind and water.
Don’t forget to protect your head, face, neck, hands and feet!
Read "What to Wear...Winter Wear" for more helpful safety tips.
It's good for your health.
Do it for life!