Wow it is freezing here again. A very chilly 17 degrees last night, and will be again tonight. Ugh, I really hate this cold weather. It does however, bring me to an important issue concerning Health Disease. When it is extremely cold it poses a high risk for those who suffer with Heart Disease. Because cold causes the blood vessels to constrict, it can cause episodes of Angina, or chest pain. Try avoid going outside at all, during the coldest days, and nights. If you must go out be sure to cover your face, with a scarf, or mask so you are breathing in warm air, not cold. Make sure it covers your mouth, and nose. Be sure to carry your Nitro, if you must go out, in case you need it. Exercise, and snow care should be limited for those who suffer with Heart Disease. Try to get a family member, neighbor, or even hire someone to do it for you. Lifting heavy, wet snow puts even more strain on your heart, so please do so with extreme caution.
Tomorrow is test day, so there are no lesson plans to post. Happy Thursday everyone, stay warm.