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There Is No Need to Abandon Exercise in the Cold

By Tom Herrin

When we get into a program of exercise, we usually like to stay with it as long and as steady as possible.  It is unfortunate that even the best of intentions may be interrupted by things that are unforeseen.  The weather, and more specifically the temperature, can create major wrinkles in our plans.  For some of us, no matter how bad we want to stay on track, reality may hit us when the temperature drops to levels for which we are unprepared.  

I made a commitment, several years ago, to ride my bicycle every day possible as long as the temperature was above 30 degrees.  It became pretty challenging when it got cold.  My biggest problem was what to wear when I started that kept me from freezing yet didn't cause me to be too warm.  It was actually a bigger issue than one may realize.  Thanks to today's technology in clothing, it is possible to dress in layers that can be easy to manage as I ride.  

The Inside Layer

At one time, the thing to do in the cold was to wear sweats.  They were pretty thick and did a job, at first.  Once you began exercising and began to perspire, your clothes became wet and uncomfortable.  It is now suggested that we wear a tight-fitting base layer that is lightweight.  It should wick away moisture and allow airflow.  This can cool the body and keep it dry at the same time.  It works well.

The Second Layer

A layer that provides some kind of insulation is considered to be best for the second layer.  It should be a little bulky yet lightweight.  This is what makes it work for insulating.  The proven materials such as fleece, wool, and down still do a good job.  There are many newer materials that work every bit as well, so there are plenty to choose from.  

A Removable Outer Layer

The key to the outer layer is that it is the one that is used the most to keep the conditions right.  It should be lightweight and able to be taken off in pieces.  It should continue to allow moisture and air to move throughout it.  The one trait that is unique to it is that it should be tough.  It should be resistant to wind, rain, and any kind of abrasive particles such as sand and rock.  If it can stand against bumps, it is that much better.  The point is that layers is the key.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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