Surprising Cold Weather Health Myths
The winter has just arrived and people are starting to get sick around you and you’re trying to do whatever it takes to avoid getting sick. First things first, shake off those cold weather misconceptions.[slideshow:103485]
The cold weather is officially here. People are out purchasing warm winter gear and preparing for the season’s harsh temperatures. But before you run out and buy that expensive hat and stock up on alcohol to keep you warm, you should learn about some of common myths circulating all over the place.
Dressing up like Randy from A Christmas Story is not going to keep you from getting sick, but you can exercise in the cold and still get an efficient workout. Also, perhaps sadly, drinking alcohol is not going to keep you warm.
You don’t actually lose the most heat through your head and, when it comes to taking care of your skin, sunscreen is still important. Although you may not see the sun shining, it’s still there and you are still at risk for being affected by harmful UV rays.