If you need to be out in cold weather, remember these tips from the American Massage Therapy Association for your own safety:
• Your arms help you balance, so be sure to keep them and your hands as free as possible. Avoid heavy purses, drinks, or using your phone when walking on icy or snow-covered surfaces.
• Be aware of your posture, making sure not to hike up your shoulders (a common response to cold weather). Bundle up, relax the body, take small steps, and keep your feet low to the ground with curled toes and a flat foot.
• Warm your muscles and stretch your limbs before shoveling snow. Tight, cold muscles can lead to injury.
Warm up with these nine hot drinks for winter.