Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather
(HealthDay News) -- Most people can exercise comfortably in cold
weather, assuming they bundle up. The prime concern is preventing
hypothermia -- the loss of too much body heat.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for
exercising safely in the cold:
- Wear layers of clothing that you can peel away as you warm
- Keep your head, hands and feet warm with a hat, gloves and
- Always check the weather before heading out. Don't exercise
outdoors in dangerous conditions.
- Avoid cotton or tightly woven clothing, which may retain
moisture next to the skin.
- If it's very cold, wear a scarf or mask to cover your nose and
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