The cold weather is here!
If you plan on exercising outdoors, keep yourself safe by following these simple tips:
- Check the weather report before going out. Watch out for weather advisories and consider your safety in the event ice is present.
- Wear layers of clothing and keep your head and hands covered.
- Stay hydrated, even when in the cold. Hydration is necessary in order for your body to regulate temperature.
- Check in with your body as you exercise. Don’t let those ‘endorphins’ numb your awareness. Perform a quick, mental, body scan every 10 minutes. That way you can pick up on signs of discomfort that could signal the beginnings of hypothermia before it becomes a problem.