Walking in Hot and Cold Weather 5/7/2009 Walking in Hot and Cold Weather Walking is good exercise, but if you are not in good physical condition, walking in hot weather can be dangerous. It is especially dangerous to exercise in the middle of the day when the temperature is 90 degrees or higher. 1 Be Prepared If you live in an area with hot, humid summers, try to walk early in the day. Don’t push yourself, and stop immediately if you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Drink plenty of liquid before you start and after you finish your walk. As your fitness level increases, you will find that the heat bothers you less. Walking in cold weather can also be difficult for those who live in areas with cold winters. The most dangerous part of exercising in cold weather is not the actual temperature, but the combination of temperature and wind called wind chill. When wind chill results in a temperature of 5 degrees or more below zero, 2 walkers should take great care. Wearing proper clothing is extremely important in cold-weather walking.
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