Early this morning, I heard the first blast of this latest winter weather knocking on the door. Well, actually, maybe I had better say that the wind gust that signaled the impending deep freeze rattled our windows. And almost everyone’s going to be really cold! When I work, I often stream the broadcast of Colorado Public Radio. This morning, they’re reporting that Aspen, Colorado is 12 degrees below zero. Brrrrr!
So what should you do if you like to exercise outdoors, but when you open your door, you’re faced with this type of bracing chill? Here are some tips:
Check with your doctor before exercising in cold weather. The Mayo Clinic notes that while everyone can safely exercise in cold weather, people with certain conditions such as asthma and heart issues can be at risk. Therefore, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any precautions you need to take based on your individual health.
Check the weather before heading outdoors. A wind chill can make exer...
Hi, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. As it is the cold and flu season, I am frequently asked how you can tell the difference between having a cold and having allergies. Colds and allergies often have many of the same symptoms, such as a runny nose and a cough. However, there are several differences between them, which can help you figure out which you have. Common Cold Symptoms develop over days Fever Body aches Symptoms last 7 to 10 days Allergies Symptoms come immediately after exposure to allergen No fever No body aches Symptoms can last for weeks depending on the allergen For example, if you are allergic to trees, your symptoms usually last from about March to May or June. Allergy symptoms may be short if you are allergic to something that can be avoided (potentially) in your environment such as pets, dust mites or molds. What about this cough? Sometimes patients will have a cough after having a cold that lasts ...
Definition Cold intolerance is an abnormal sensitivity to a cold environment or cold temperatures. Alternative Names Sensitivity to the cold; Intolerance to cold Considerations Cold intolerance can be a symptom of a metabolic problem. Some people (often very thin women) do not tolerate cold environments because they have very little body fat and are unable to keep warm. Common Causes Anemia Anorexia nervosa Blood vessel (vascular) problems, such as Raynaud's phenomenon Chronic severe illness General poor health Hypothyroidism Problem with the hypothalamus
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