Layer Up Against Winter's Chill
Many thin layers keep you warmer than one thick one
SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- You don't need to come in from the cold as long as you know how to warm up to it.
Winter can be a beautiful, enjoyable season if you know how to dress for it. Here's some advice from the Medical College of Wisconsin:
- When you go outside, dress in multiple thin layers of clothing that let moisture escape but trap warm air close to your skin. This approach keeps you warmer than using a single thick layer of clothing.
- Proper layering includes a moisture-wicking fabric next to your skin that moves sweat and other moisture away from your body. That should be followed by a warmth-trapping layer. The final step is an outer layer that repels rain/snow and blocks wind.
- Protect exposed skin against wind chill by wearing a hat, gloves and scarf.
- A hat also prevents heat loss from your head.
Here's where to go to find more cold weather safety tips.