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December's Focus is Winter Wellness

Winter Safety Tips for Children

Extreme weather conditions and events, like record-low temperatures, can threaten children’s lives and disrupt infrastructure critical to children’s well-being. Power-outages due to cold weather can create even more challenges for staying safe and warm.

Here are some winter safety tips to help children stay safe, whether you're staying indoors or weighing the risks of outdoor winter activities:

  • Layer up. Bitter cold and snow can cause frostbite.
  • Play it safe. Even when roads are closed to traffic, it’s not safe to play or sled in the street.
  • Beware of clothing hazards. Scarves and hood strings can strangle smaller children so use other clothing to keep them warm.
  • Check in on warmth. Before kids head outside, tell them to come inside if they get wet or if they’re cold.
  • Use sunscreen. Children and adults can still get sunburned in the winter.

As extreme temperatures increase during the winter, children can still enjoy the winter months with proper preparation with help from their parents.

To access the full article on tips for your children’s safety during winter weather, click here.

Holiday TABATA Fitness

This holiday fitness edition of “Would You Rather” winter-themed interval workout assistant shows new workouts every 30 seconds for up to 8 stations. TABATA is a form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). The structure of the program is as follows:

  1. Work out hard for 30 seconds.
  2. Rest for 10 seconds.
  3. REPEAT.
  4. Complete 8 rounds.

To access this activity and exercise in a fun way with your children, click here.

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