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 up.
Keep your head, hands and feet warm with a hat, gloves and socks.
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 mouth.
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