Snowy, blowy winter weather can be particularly risky for older adults. 

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That’s because as you age, your body becomes more vulnerable to the cold and its health consequences, including hypothermia.

Being prepared can help reduce the risks to you. Here are some of CR’s home appliance experts’ best tips on the tools that can help to keep you cozy and protected, how to use them properly, and other impor­tant ways to prepare.

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Editor’s Note: A version of this article also appeared in the January 2021 issue of Consumer Reports On Health