It is no secret that the winter months bring colder temperatures. Here at UNI Urgent Care, we want to help you prepare for a safe, warm, and healthy winter season! Because baby it’s cold outside.
Below are some tips we have compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist you during these cold months:
Dress for the Outdoors
- Wear appropriate outdoor clothing:
- Base layer – usually consists of quick dry material
- Mid layer – a great option is a flannel or button up shirt
- Insulating layer – a fleece or down vest or jacket
- Outer layer – the two main goals of this layer is to block the wind and keep you dry from rain or snow
- Mittens, hats, and scarves
- Waterproof boots.
- Always dress in layers.
- Use hand/foot warmers.
Prepare Your Vehicle
- Service your vehicle’s radiator
- Maintain antifreeze level
- Check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.
- Keep your gas tank full.
- Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
- Prepare a winter emergency kit for your car in case you become stranded, including:
- cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
- Extra clothes (jacket, warm socks, boots, scarf, gloves)
- food and water
- booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction)
- compass and maps
- flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries
- first-aid kit
- Small snow shovel
This information is not a substitute for medical advice nor is it intended as such. If you have questions about your health please contact our offices, or 911 in case of an emergency.