Health Tip: Gear Up for Cold-Weather Exercise12/25/13
(HealthDay News) -- Exercising during the chilly winter months
can keep you physically and emotionally healthier. But it's
important to prepare for the changes in temperature.
The Texas Heart Institute suggests these cold-weather exercise
- Gradually train and prepare for cold-weather activities.
- When exercising outdoors, dress in layers that you can remove
and that pull sweat away from your body.
- Wear extra-warm socks, and protect your hands with gloves.
- Protect your head and neck with a hat or headband and
- Wear glasses or goggles to protect eyes, reflective gear if
outside at night and always protect yourself with sunscreen during
- If traveling to a higher altitude, give yourself a few days to
adjust before exercising.
- Drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and familiarize yourself
with symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite.
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