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• Exercise and Weight Loss
• What To Know Before You Start
• What To Ask Your Doctor
• Exercise Program Basics
- Buying Exercise Equipment
- Weather Precautions
- Shoes and Exercise
- Signs Of Over Exercising
• Sticking With It
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Weather Precautions

Exercising in the Heat:
Exercising in the heat and humidity puts an additional stress on the heart and body. Please follow these guidelines:

  • When the temperature is above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 70%, take these special precautions in warm weather:
    • Decrease the intensity of your exercise.
    • Drink plenty of cool water before, during and after exercising.
    • Wear light, cool, cotton clothes that will allow evaporation of sweat.
    • Stop exercise if you experience dizziness, clammy skin, cramps, or confusion.
  • When the temperature is above 90 degrees and the relative humidity is above 76%, conditions are extremely dangerous for exercise. Play it safe and don't exercise or exercise indoors that day.

Exercising in the Cold:

  • Take these special precautions in the cold weather:
    • Dress in layers to increase insulation.
    • Wear gloves or mittens.
    • Wear a hat that covers your ears.
    • Use a mask or scarf over nose and mouth.
  • At temperatures of 20 degrees and a wind chill factor of 10 degrees or below, exercise indoors that day.