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TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises.

With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions -- including the forecast and wind chill -- before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Start by dressing in layers. This will keep you warm and let you take off clothing as needed to prevent overheating[1], Shybut recommended in a Baylor news release.

"Usually it is OK to feel slightly cold when you first step out," he said. "Once you're actually exercising and warmed up, you're going to generate a lot of heat, so you're trying to find the right amount of clothing.

"You want to be warm enough so you're not risking frostbite[2] or any kind of cold injury," Shybut said. "If you're overdressed and you sweat excessively, it's going to waterlog your clothing, which will make you colder as ...

News source: MedicineNet

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