From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Jan 2000:

Tips for Exercising in Cold Weather

from Mayo Clinic; via Metro Maryland

The winter weather probably has you feeling like hibernating instead of exercising. But by making a few changes and following some common sense tips, there is usually no reason you cannot exercise year-round.

This winter, consider: Mall walking; Joining a health club; Working out in a pool; Purchasing exercise equipment; Bundling up appropriately when walking or jogging outdoors; Learning a new outdoor sport; Doing outdoor yard work.

Whatever you choose, balance the four main types of exercise - endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Schedule some form of exercise each day. If you miss a day, just get back on schedule as soon as possible. Always check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program.

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