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EXERCISING IN THE COLD

Carlson, Mark J. M.D.

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31823cf99b
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • Understand how to manage heat production and loss during exercise in the cold with proper clothing layers. Recognize and ameliorate safety issues associated with cold weather exercise. Identify and provide first aid for hypothermia and frostbite injuries.

Exercise in the cold provides challenges for managing heat production and loss for warmth and comfort while avoiding hypothermia and frostbite injuries. Learn how to recognize and ameliorate safety issues and identify and provide first aid for cold weather exercise concerns.

Mark Carlson, M.D., is a primary care sports medicine physician with Sanford Sports and Occupational Medicine in Bemidji, Minnesota. He also serves as a team physician for Bemidji State University athletics teams.

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine.