winter temperatures may make you want to skip your workout and
curl up in a blanket indoors, but itís important not to let
the weather affect your exercise plan. Dr. Sara Filmalter, a
Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist, says there are three
things to remember if youíre going to work out in the cold.
1, to check the weather because when runners or other
exercisers really get into trouble is when they think itís
going to be colder than it is or they think itís going to be
warmer than it is," Dr. Filmalter says. "So, really,
know what youíre getting into."
to also take into account the wind chill as a factor.
second tip is to dress in layers, again, because you can under
and overdress in the winter," Dr. Filmalter says.
"If you have layers, youíre able to keep warm but then
shed them when you start to warm up."
sure you keep your ears, hands and nose covered, as those are
the areas most likely to be affected by frostbite first.
third tip for exercising in the winter is to stay
hydrated," she says. "A lot of times in the cold, we
donít feel like weíre sweating as much as we do in the
summer, but, underneath those layers, you really are, and the
clothes are just soaking it up. So donít underestimate your
sure to get inside after youíre done exercising because the
moisture from your sweat can cause your body to cool down
quickly when youíre outside in cold temperatures.