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There are plenty of ways to be active in fall and winter, even if
the weather turns cold. You can stay in shape and have fun while you're at it.
Here are some ideas:
plan to be active outdoors, wear clothes that fit well and keep you warm and
dry. For protection, it's best to wear:
Check with your doctor
before you start a new activity if:
Be sure to stop and call your doctor if you have chest
pain or feel dizzy during any physical activity. If you have breathing problems
like asthma or COPD, ask your doctor before being active in cold
To stay safe, try to do your walking and other activities
when it's light out. Use your lunch break, or do family activities when the
kids get out of school. If it's dark out, walk with a partner.
careful not to slip on wet or icy ground. You can buy "grippers" for your shoes
to help keep you from slipping. Avoid outdoor activity in extreme cold, and
take the windchill into account.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHeather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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