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Exercise - dress appropriately

Exercise - dress appropriately

Dressing appropriately is important when exercising in cold weather. Here are some tips to consider:

  • Wear several layers, including gloves and a hat. Remove layers when you warm up, and replace them during the slower portions of your workout.
  • If it is snowing or icy, be extra careful to not fall.
  • Remember, you can still become dehydrated in cold weather, you still need plenty of fluid before, during, and after exercise.

Update Date: 1/14/2010

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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