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Wellness Wednesday: Safety Tips for Exercising in the Cold

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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.

Courtesy About.com

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