Dress for success
It is also very important to protect the head, hands, feet and face from damp and cold. Remember, warmth is more important than appearance. You can always bring a change of shoes and clothing with you so that you can be dressed more fashionably while inside.
Head and Neck:
The head and neck lose heat faster than any other part of the body because the blood supply in these parts of the body does not become constricted in the cold. Thus, 40% of your body heat can be lost from your head because heat escapes more readily from the head than then hands and feet. A hat and scarf can help your body’s core temperature.
The face and ears are vulnerable to frostbite because the skin is very thin and does not have a lot of insulating subcutaneous fat. A scarf or knit mask can help cover the facial skin, and a hat or earmuffs can keep the ears warm. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
Your hands are also vulnerable to frostbite because the blood flow to the extremities is restricted to keep the heat within the internal organs. Thus, the hands and feet are the first to get cold. In essence, they are sacrificed for the more important parts of the body. Choose breathable, waterproof materials to keep the hands warm. Mittens which are snug at the wrist are warmer than gloves.
Your feet can get cold quickly and allow heat to escape. Feet perspire greatly and can lose a cup of perspiration during an active day. Thus, appropriate socks and footwear are important. Recommended footwear is durable, waterproof and breathable. Wear a thin pair of wicking socks under a pair of synthetic fiber or wool socks. Be sure that you do not cut off your circulation when you put on your shoes either by tying too tightly or by wearing socks which are too thick.
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