Exercising in the Cold

During these winter months, you should take extra precautions if exercising outdoors or in the cold. Below are some tips for exercising in the cold.

  • Dress in layers so you can easily add or remove clothing as needed.
  • Choose fabrics that wick sweat away rather than absorb. Avoid cotton.
  • You lose a large amount of body heat through your head, so wear a hat or keep your head covered to help you stay warm.
  • Your extremities (hands and feet) receive the least amount of circulation when you are cold, so make sure they are properly covered to prevent frostbite.