One of the best ways to improve our mental and physical health during the winter is to get outside! And Vermont has much to offer during the winter months, whether it’s sledding, winter sports or a walk in the woods.
But winter weather conditions mean we need to take extra precautions to stay safe.
Winter Weather Can Affect Your Health
The cold can cause frostbite or hypothermia and can contribute to heart attacks when shoveling snow. Icy conditions can cause slips and falls when walking and crashes while driving. Plus, climate change is causing lake ice to thin, which can result in hypothermia and drowning from falling through the ice. Improper burning of heat sources can cause poor indoor air quality and carbon monoxide poisoning. Be sure to stay safe and warm this winter by following the tips below.