With a cool winter coat, a jacket or sweater, a snow boots, a hat, and gloves, it’s time to get outdoors and make a splash!
But can outdoor clothing really help you to survive the winter season?
We take a look at the research, what outdoor clothing can and cannot do for you, and the research that does.
The research on outdoor clothing The research on what outdoor apparel can and can’t do for people is extensive and the latest is in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study is led by Dr. Joanna Pomeroy of the University of Utah, who is a researcher in the environmental health sciences department.
The findings were published online last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“It’s very common for people to think that we need to wear something that covers our skin,” Pomerou said.
“We need to think about that because people who don’t have the skin in the wintertime can be exposed to heat, UV radiation, and can suffer from heat exhaustion.”
There are a few types of clothing that people wear indoors, but the main ones are: snow boots or boots, wool outdoor apparel, and fleece.
Snow boots are used primarily for walking, but they can be used for running, skiing, and snowshoeing as well.
Fleece is used in warmer weather for outdoor activities.
Pomeroy said that she is not concerned about the long-term effects of wearing winter clothing outdoors.
“People have been using fleece for millennia,” Pomort said.
“There are no negative effects from wearing winter clothes outdoors.
If you are a little older and you are in the coldest part of the world, you probably don’t want to go out.”
Pomort and her team looked at the data from more than 10,000 people across the United States and Europe and they looked at people who wore outdoor clothing in the spring and summer of each year.
They looked at how long people wore the outdoor clothing and how much the clothing was used in winter months compared to spring and fall.
“What we found is that people who were wearing a lot of winter clothing were at increased risk for heat-related illnesses and mortality,” Pimort said, noting that it’s not the amount of clothing but the amount that is used.
In the summer, Pomerolly said that people were more likely to be exposed and sickened from hypothermia and frostbite because of the heat.
“In the winter, you’re really not exposed to cold temperatures and the fact that you’re wearing more clothing is more important than the amount,” Pommort said in a press release.
“The warmer temperatures, the more heat-resistant you are and the more likely you are to survive winter.”
In the study, people who used the most outdoor clothing were less likely to have heat-associated illnesses than those who used less outdoor clothing.
However, it was not just the amount used that was linked to increased risk.
“We also looked at things like the amount and types of fabric and materials that were used,” Pomersoy said.
The study looked at all types of outdoor clothing for the winter and found that people with the most winter clothing had a higher prevalence of skin cancer, which is associated with heat exhaustion.
People with the least amount of winter clothes were more than four times more likely than those with the highest amounts of clothing to have cancer.
“If you have a jacket and a wool sweater, that is more protection than wearing a winter coat,” Pummers said.
Pimort noted that the research was very extensive and did not look at specific brands of outdoor garments or brands that were specifically designed to help people survive the cold.
Pomercks work with several brands of clothing and outdoor clothing manufacturers, including Gore-Tex, Keds, Patagonia, and North Face.
“Our goal is to do a better job of identifying and developing solutions to these problems that work for people, not just for the manufacturers,” Pummer said.
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