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Q: I started a running program last spring but am concerned aobut being able to keep it up during the winter. Any suggestions?

I answered a question previously about dressing appropriately for colder weather and certainly that is important. Additionally, here are some other suggestions:

1) If possible, try to exercise at midday if you can as this is the warmest part of the day.

2) If you live in a windy area, plan your running route so that you head into the wind on your way out and have it to your back when you return. This will help you avoid being over-chilled at the same time you're beginning to tire.

3) Give yourself time to acclimate to the cold. As winter goes on, your body becomes accustomed to colder temperatures and will retain heat more effectively.

4) Finally, get back inside after you finish running. Cold air surrounding a still-sweaty, non-exercising body will bring down you body temperature fast.

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