Bronx residents bundle up to keep warm during artic blast
With temperatures expected stay in the single digits over the weekend, Bronx residents are making sure they bundle up.
Doctors say the cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which can be life-threatening to the elderly and young children. To prevent hypothermia, doctors recommend people stay indoors during below freezing temperatures.
The cold temperatures can also cause frostbite or loss of feeling, typically in your fingers, ears and nose.
Health professionals say if you have to go out make sure to wear warm layers and a warm coat. It is very important to have your head covered because you can lose a majority of your body heat if it's uncovered.
Drinking warm fluids, except for alcohol and caffeine, can also help keep you warm.