Just because it's nippy out doesn't mean you need to look like the Michelin Man! Fight off the cold in these hot itemsBy: Corrine Garcia
When it's cold, blood flow is concentrated in your body's core, leaving your ears, hands, and toes vulnerable to frostbite. Keep 'em covered. (Search: Cold weather workouts)
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Even if you're hitting the roads, pick a trail shoe built for any surface. Wear warm socks made of a wicking fabric (like wool), suggests Olympian Jeff Galloway, coauthor of A Women's Guide to Running.
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Thin, fitted gloves made from a wicking fabric will keep hands dry and hold in heat. Add wind-blocking mittens on frigid days. These gloves have both features.
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Overdressing in the winter leads to excessive sweating. Wear thin layers you can shed based on the conditions and exercise intensity. This mesh-lined collar provides ventilation as you heat up.
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On wet and snowy days, a wind-resistant outer shell keeps you protected from the elements but allows excess heat and moisture to escape from the layers underneath.
Find the best coat for your shape to wear after your workout.
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Look for base layers made from spandex-polyester blends, polypropylene, and merino wool. Unlike cotton, these fabrics wick moisture away from the skin and help regulate your body temperature.
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One lower-body layer is usually all you need. On extra-cold days or when you're heading to the hills, double up, says Olympian Lindsey Anderson, assistant track and cross-country coach at Weber State University in Utah.
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