Sports Medicine
A Crucial Period
Good Pain, Bad Pain
On Your Knees
Secondary Injuries
Imaging Technology
What's Sciatica?
The Female Athlete
Putting Your Feet First
Itis Schmitis
Too Much, Too Soon
Under the Influence
What's Goin' On?
Think Inches, Not Pounds
Preventing Vaginitis
That Painful Pull
Athlete's Heart
Exercise & Arthritis
Chilled to the Bone
Measuring Body Fat
Exercise and Your Breasts
Choosing a Sports Doctor
Lean on Me (Shoulder)
Exercise & Anemia
Exercise Abuse
Pelvis Sighting
Hand Aid
It's All in the Wrist
Back in Action
Altitude Adjustment
Tennis Elbow, Anyone?
Exercising in the Heat
Agony of the Feet
Restless Legs
Night Time Cramps
Birth Control Concerns
No Periods, No Babies?
Post Partum Prescription
Weight Loss Mystery
Undesirable Cooldown
To Brew Or Not To Brew
Fitness After Baby
Biking and Back Pain
Swimmer's Shoulder
A Hidden Athlete
Avoiding Osteoporosis
Drug Testing
Maximum Heart Rate
Headway Against Headaches
Torn Rotator Cuff
Fat Figures
Bloody Urine
Sag Story
Lackluster Leg
Bothersome Bulge
Gaining in Years
Taking It On the Shin
Aching Ankles
Hoop Help
Tender Toes
Meals For Muscle
Growing Pains
Hot Tips
High Altitude PMS
Personal Bests
Air Pollution
Ankle Blues
Heartbreak Heel
Yeast Relief

Chilled to the Bone


How to Reduce Your Risk

1. Dress adequately for the conditions. This means wearing layers of clothing that can be put on and removed. Wool is one of the best insulators and it keeps its heat-retaining properties even when wet. Use a windbreaker so reduce windchill and wear thermal underwear if appropriate. Carry extra clothing.

2. Wear a hat. The scalp has a large blood supply, and you lose as much as 50 percent of your body heat through your head.

3 Wear mittens instead of gloves to reduce heat loss and risk of frostbite.

4. Stay well hydrated: Drink plenty of water during the l2 hours before you exercise, and every 20 to 30 minutes during prolonged exercise.

5. Allow a day to adjust to an increase in elevation, and be aware that dehydration is more likely to occur at high altitudes.

6. Exercise with a partner and know the warning signs of hypothermia. Have a plan of action in case symptoms develop.

7, Stay close to shelter. Decrease the distance frorn your starting point by cutting your route in half and doing it twice.

8. If conditions seem too extreme, exercise inside or postpone your exercise until another day

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About the authors: Carol L. Otis, M.D., is Chief Medical Advisor to the Sanex WTA and UCLA student health physician. Roger Goldingay is a former professional soccer player. They are married and the co-authors of The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide.

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