As the chill in the air brings an end to many outdoor gatherings and events, family and friends will no doubt be looking for ways to stay happy and healthy this winter season.
Spectrum Health infectious disease specialist Russell Lampen, DO, and clinical psychologist Lyndsay Volpe-Bertram, PsyD, offer some helpful tips to stay safer during the cold months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Embrace the cold
Take a walk. Learn to snowshoe or cross-country ski. But continue to maintain social distancing if you’re participating with friends outside of your immediate family. Be sure to dress warm and proceed with caution to avoid injuries.
Get a flu shot
Flu shots are especially critical this year.
Create a fire pit
Take the chill off while continuing