A Note From The Public Health Nurse At Your School…

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Physical Activity in Colder Weather

As the temperatures drop, there is no need to hibernate indoors. Head outside and spend time being physically active with your children; help them build skills for an active life. Tobogganing, playing a game of hockey, going skating or participating in a winter treasure hunt are all great activities that will get the whole family moving. Before heading outdoors, keep these tips in mind:

  • Dress warm and layer clothing. Don’t forget a warm hat, mittens and boots!
  • Stay away from ponds and rivers. They may look frozen, but the ice may not be thick enough to support your body weight. Play it safe!
  • Pack a lunch and something to drink. It’s easy to forget that in the cold air you can still get hungry and thirsty.
  • Wear Sunscreen. You can get sunburn even in the winter!
  • Watch for frostbite. Kids get frostbite faster than adults.  Signs of frostbite include a prickly or itchy feeling in the skin, numbness and/ or discoloration on the face, ears hands or feet. Stay protected, stay warm.

Also, stay tuned for information regarding Triple P Parenting (Positive Parenting Program) seminars that will be happening in the New Year.

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