Exercise has benefits all year!!

Before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe
Go4Life E-News
Exercise has benefits all year, even in winter. It is especially important to stay safe during the winter months because exposure to cold can cause health problems such as hypothermia. If you do outdoor activities when it’s cold outside:

  • Check the weather forecast. If it’s very windy or cold, exercise inside with Go4Life videos on YouTube, and go out another time.
  • Watch out for snow and icy sidewalks.
  • Wear a hat, scarf, and gloves.

If you do plan on exercising in cold weather, know the signs of hypothermia:

  • Watch for signs of hypothermia: cold feet and hands, swollen face, pale skin, shivering, slurring words, acting sleepy, and being confused or angry.
  • Be on the lookout for later signs of hypothermia: moving slowly, trouble walking, slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, and blacking out.
  • Call 911 right away if you think someone might have hypothermia! Get the person inside and wrap him or her in a warm blanket.

Learn more about exercising safely in cold weather with Go4Life.

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Take a few extra steps to stay safe while you exercise in cold weather – watch out for snow and icy sidewalks and wear a hat, scarf and gloves to help keep you warm. More tips: http://bit.ly/1OGWKlI

If you plan on exercising in cold weather it’s important to stay safe. Watch out for snow and icy sidewalks, and know the signs of hypothermia: cold feet and hands, swollen face, pale skin and shivering. Learn more about how to exercise safely in cold weather: http://bit.ly/1OGWKlI

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