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Staying Safe In Winter

Winter is a fun time of year. You get to wear your comfiest scarves and hats, Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re lucky, it might even snow! But just because it’s a nice time of year doesn’t mean that it can’t be dangerous and you should make sure you keep yourself safe so that you can enjoy all of the wonders of winter.

Wrap up warm!
It’s important that you wrap up warm to avoid the harsh winter cold. Layering is a good method to ensure that you stay nice and toasty whilst you’re out and about. If it snows, it’s a good idea to wear waterproof shoes with grip such as wellington boots so you don’t slip on any icy patches and hurt yourself.

Stay hydrated
You might think that you can only get dehydrated in summer when it’s warm, but dehydration can also be a risk in winter! When you’re outside in the cold and breathing hard, you can lose a lot of body water through your breath. So grab yourself a drink and stay hydrated.

Keep yourself safe
In winter, it gets dark a lot earlier so if you’re travelling home from school make sure you’re safe. Stay in well lit areas, try and travel with a friend and don’t take any routes which might be unsafe- even if you think it will get you home quicker.

Look after yourself
The cold can make us all feel a bit down and groggy and its important that you pay attention to your health. Your body temperature can plummet in cold weather which can sometimes be dangerous, so don’t ignore your body signals, if you feel unwell or dizzy when you’re outside in the cold, head back into the warmth.

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Posted on 10 December 2014

Posted in Advice for young people

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