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Q: Now that the weather is really turning colder, do you have any suggestions for how to dress to walk/job in these times of variable weather?

In colder weather, it is important to layer your clothing. Here's a good tip for deciding how much to put on: If you're warm as you head out the door, you're probably overdressed. You should feel a little chilly at first but fairly comfortable after 2-5 minutes of exercise.

Also, when layering, the fabrics closest to your skin should draw sweat away from your body, so choose polypropylene or acrylic blends. On very cold days, don't forget a hat — you lose a lot of body heat through your head if you don't — and keep your hands, feet and face protected.

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