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When it’s too cold to exercise

Depending on where you live, you could be facing some pretty frigid temperatures right now. That said, depending on the conditions, it still may be possible for you to do your workout outside, as long as you dress appropriately, wear layers, and know when it’s time to head inside.  Dressing in layers is important, so you’re able to add or remove layers as necessary to adapt to changing conditions. Consider wearing at least three layers and the outermost layer should be wind-resistant.

 

However, there are some days when it’s simply too cold to do your workout outside and you should stay indoors.

 

For example, if it’s very cold, there is an increased risk of frostbite, Between 0C and -9C, there is a low frostbite risk. While these temperatures may be uncomfortable, if you dress for the weather and stay dry, you should be fine going outside. However, in temperatures between -10C and -27C, covering exposed skin is a must and, once it reaches -28C or below, the risk of frostbite (as well as hypothermia) increases significantly. Exposed skin can get frostbitten in less than 30 minutes in this weather, so it’s wise to stay indoors as much as possible.