According to Weather.com, the forecast for game time for the Super Bowl this Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is partly cloudy, with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s. It's still early but for now they are not calling for the arctic temperatures or snow, but think about it, mid 20's or 30's is still very cold to sit outside for a football game.
We wondered what precautions the players and fans should take so we asked Dr. William Feldner, DO of South County Family and Sports Medicine and St. Anthony's Medical Center. We also asked about the cold weather we are having in the midwest and about shoveling snow and heart attacks.
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At the press conference announcing the Super Bowl would be held outdoors at Met Life Stadium, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said: "A little snow would be great for us, but whatever comes our way, we're going to be prepared for it.Some of our most memorable games were played in unusual weather circumstances. Winter and cold are part of football, and snow is also."
Being ready for the elements is what Dr. Feldner advises.
During the cold temperatures this winter, being ready and taking precautions before going outside is important. It's also important to have your car ready just in case you get stranded, due to dead battery or sliding off the road-- on your way to that Super Bowl Party or spots bar-- or any time this winter. Dr. Feldman's colleague, Dr. Melissa Stein, St. Anthony's Emergency Management Officer says there are some simple things you can do to help you survive if you become stranded.
Dress warmly, don't count on your heater to work
Bring a bottle of water
Bring food, even if it's just a snack
Keep a blanket in your car
Fill up your gas tank
Charge your mobile phone and have a charger with you
The best idea: Stay inside and watch the Super Bowl on television. For other Super Bowl related articles:
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