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Winterization of the Body

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Winterization of the Body

Wyoming winters are not for the faint of heart, but with a little preparedness, you can stay safe and healthy through even the harshest winter months in the Equality State.

The CDC provides some great, in-depth advice on how to prepare for winter but for a more simple and personal approach, the National Safety Council (NSC) has tips to keep you and your family safe in the snowy season.


Avoid Shoveling, Snowblowing Injuries

Shoveling snow or using a snowblower are among winter's most grueling activities. High levels of activity in cold temperatures put many people at risk of heart attack, especially those that have inactive lifestyles.


Avoid Injuries While Enjoying the Winter Weather

Whether you are skiing and snowboarding, sledding or skating, take safety precautions like learning basic skills and using the appropriate gear for the sport.

Treat Frostbite Immediately

Use first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite. Online and classroom courses are available at workplaces and other organizations through NSC. Download the NSC first aid app and you will be ready to give first aid for frostbite, hypothermia and many other emergencies.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives. Every year, hundreds of people die and tens of thousands are treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often described as “flu-like” – headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. Check out our carbon monoxide fact page.


Drive Safely in the Snow

Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips.

For more information on how you can “winterize your body” this season, check out some of our other CCH blogs!

Protecting Your Feet in the Cold

Three Tips to Avoid Falling on the Ice

Safe Snow Shoveling Practices

Top Winter Safety Tips


If you have been injured in any winter activity, talk to your provider and reach out to our Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Services to find out the best treatment plan to get you back to safe and healthy movements this winter.


Contact us at 307.688.8000 for Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Services or reach your Primary Care provider at the following locations:


Family Medicine and Primary Care 307.688.3636
Wright Clinic 307.464.0413
Family Clinic Hulett 307.688.2235

If you do not have a Primary Care physician, come see us at the Walk-In Clinic at Campbell County Memorial Hospital or visit our “Find a Doctor” page to schedule with a provider.
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