How to Jog in Winter

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Neither rain nor sleet nor snow should prevent the dedicated jogger from making his or her appointed jogging rounds during the winter months ahead. Here are a few tips on how to jog in winter:

Stay warm but don’t restrict circulation by wearing too many bulky clothes. Experts recommend thin layer of absorbent clothing next to the skin, then a sweat suit and, finally an outer jacket to break the wind. Be sure to wear a hat.

Check the tip of your nose periodically for numbness (the first sign of frostbite).

Wear light-weight gloves or mittens to prevent perspiration from evaporating and chilling the fingers and wool socks to keep feet warm even if wet.

Change footwear to prevent falls. Switch to a specially built running shoe with rubber cleats or a waffle-type sole for increased traction over snow and slush. Avoid winter colds by not lingering outside after running and changing clothes immediately once inside.

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