Temperatures have dropped in the past few weeks, and we now can officially say it smells like winter outside. Running in the winter can be a really positive experience but only if dress properly. The worst thing you can do is overdress and sweat too much.
Sweating doesn't sound a problem at all; but being overly warm and sweating can lead to hypothermia, a state which occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat. This can cause a dangerously low body temperature. Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C).
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
Start with your head. Protect your ears with a lightweight hat, so your head doesn't get too sweaty. Try not to take your hat off during running. Ponder on purchasing ear-covering headbands which will keep your ears warm.
Choose clothes as if it were 5-10 degrees F warmer than it actually is. For warmup dress more and then take the layers off.
For the coldest days of the year choose three layers (base, mid and outer layer) whereas in unpredictable weather apply just two layers.
The base layer is the bottom layer which sits tighter to the body, the mid provides extra warmth on top of the base layer and the outer is the one that protects you from the wind and the rain. Don't choose cotton clothes as the cotton holds moisture and you'll run in wet and in cold clothes (when they are in contact with your skin).
Put on your running gloves; they will keep your hands warm. When you get warmer, store them into your Sport2People Running belt made of water-resistant material that is perfect for running in every weather condition.
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