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Exercise - dress appropriately

Exercise - dress appropriately

Overview

Dressing appropriately is important when exercising in cold weather. Here are some tips to consider:

  • Wear several layers, including gloves and a hat. Remove layers when you warm up, and replace them during the slower portions of your workout.
  • If it is snowing or icy, be extra careful to not fall.
  • Remember, you can still become dehydrated in cold weather, you still need plenty of fluid before, during, and after exercise.

Review Date 9/23/2019

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Emeritus, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.