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Medical Mythbuster: Is It Dangerous to Exercise in Cold Weather?

Sorry, the cold weather shouldn’t hold you off from a brisk walk or a jog. Exercise in the cold weather is fine for the vast majority of us. However, if you have exercise-induced asthma, the cold air could cause some problems. So be sure to check with your doctor if you experience shortness of breath or other problems exercising in cold air.

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  1. Posted by Royce Anderson

    Question is “how cold?” My experience is: down to 10 F. or so, you just need to stay warm. Down to about -10F, cold is more serious and you need to protect skin, etc. When you get down to about -40, everything changes, it’s more dangerous, and you need to be very careful. Perhaps a medical analysis of various degrees of cold weather would be helpful.

    December 24, 2015 6:22 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Thank you for the suggestion, Royce!

      December 28, 2015 9:43 am Reply

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