Three key things to know about keeping yourself warm

The China Post
Date: February 12, 2017
By: Morley J. Weston

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A cold spell hitting Taiwan has killed more than 80 people so far, a


startling number considering the temperature never approached the freezing point for the vast majority of the country.

For those not already at death’s door, most of these thermal tragedies could have been prevented. Here are some tips for keeping yourself warm and healthy before the cold lets up:

Avoid Cotton

Your favorite hoodie might be comfy if you’re padding to the kitchen to make another cup of tea, but it can be downright dangerous if you’re going to spend the day outdoors or do any sort of physical labor. The trouble with the material isn’t insulation but its bad habit of retaining moisture, which can chill you when you stop working.

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