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113 days ago / Knitahollis
Exercising in Heat

Exercising in the heat brings with it several important considerations.

One area of concern is a dangerous increase in core body temperature. The human body is designed to cool itself by evaporation of sweat. Changing a liquid to a gas requires energy; as the water portion of sweat evaporates, (more…)

113 days ago / Knitahollis
Exercising in Snow and Ice

Wintry precipitation such as snow, sleet, and freezing rain can create hazardous conditions for outdoor exercise.

One of the main issues is traction. Any type of frozen precipitation can create slippery surfaces which can lead to falls causing sprains or fractures. (more…)

113 days ago / Knitahollis
Exercising in the Cold

Exercising in the cold creates a unique set of challenges.

The primary concern is keeping the body warm, both in the core as well as the extremities. When temperatures drop below 40*F, wind can make temperatures feel colder than they actually are. (more…)

113 days ago / Knitahollis
Exercising in Rain

Rain is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to exercising outdoors.

There are a few things to keep in mind however to make sure you have a safe workout. One concern is an excess of evaporative cooling caused by water collecting on the skin or clothes. (more…)

113 days ago / Knitahollis
Does weather affect exercise?

It’s something you probably think about before you get ready to go outside to exercise.

What’s the weather out there? Is it hot? Is it cold? Is it raining? Does it really matter? (more…)