Health Watch - Exercise: Chill Out

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about making another stab at achieving your exercise resolutions. The Winter Olympics have just wrapped up, and they may have inspired you to get up and get active. Even if you aren’t skiing down a snowy mountain or across snowy terrain, you may have to deal with exercising in cold weather at this time of year.

Dr. Peter Snell, an exercise physiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Olympic champion runner, says you can exercise outdoors in cold weather if you’ve got the proper gear. You’ll need outerwear to protect you from the wind chill. You’ll also need fabrics that keep moisture away from your body and that keep heat from building up next to your body. Once you get moving, you may not even notice the cold.

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March 2010


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