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  1. Session 3Weather Safety

  2. Keeping Warm • Thin clothing • Wear layers of thin clothing. • Air trapped between the layers will keep you warm • If you get hot tak off layers as you walk • Keep extremities covered • Like arms, legs, and head • Lose 75% of body heat through the head…don’t forget your hat! • Make sure your ears are covered to prevent ear aches. • Wear a scarf or turtle neck to keep your kneckwarm • Gloves help heep your heands warm (mittens help the most because they let air circulate

  3. Keeping Warm • Thin clothing • Wear layers of thin clothing. • Air trapped between the layers will keep you warm • If you get hot tak off layers as you walk • Make sure cloting is bright or reflective on short winter days so motorists can see you • Best Materials • Natural • Cotton • Wool-stays warm even when wet • Fleece • Wear as an outermost layer • Warm AND windproof

  4. Keeping Warm • If it is much too cold out or a lot of snow on the groun try to think of how you can increase your steps indoors that day and perhaps wmake up steps on a nicer day

  5. Keeping Dry • Check tags to see if coats are waterproof • Make sure it’s a breathable material that draws moisture away from the skin • Hoods • Look for hoods with “peaks” that keep rain away fro the face • Adjustable cords will help tighten the hood around your face to protect it from rain and wind


  6. Keeping Dry • Be safe! • If there is torrential downpour try to think of ways you can increase your indoor walking for the day and perhaps make up steps on a nicer day

  7. Keping Cool • Clothing and accessories • Wear cloting that will draw moisture away from the skin. • Loose fitting and light colored • A hat to shade your head • Sunglasses to protect your eyes • A WATER BOTTLE! • Sunscreen-minimum of SPF15

  8. Keeping Cool • Time of day • Walk duering the coolest part of the day • Early morning or early evening • Be safe • Still too hot try to walk indoors that day and perhaps make up the steps • Do not over do it, if you feel your self over heating stop for a bit and take a rest • DON’T FORGET YOUR WATER!

  9. Dont let the weather get you down • A little drizzle is a great excue to not go walking • We now have the skills to know how to walk in different weather • Be reasonable about going out but also realize you wont melt if its drizzeling out as long as your wearing the right gear • Focus on what you are tying to accomplish

  10. Walking Shoes • No real rule because whatever suites YOU is best • Suggestions • Walking shoes heel goes close to the ground and curves in allowing you to roll from heel to toe. Don’t want foot to slap with a higher, running heel • Stiff sole allow stability and flexability • Some cushioning at the heel and rear of foot

  11. Tips for buying a good shoe • Go by how they feel on your feet not size, sizes vary • Toes should wiggle but not slide around • Try on with your normal socks • Make sure heels don’t slip out . Walk around the store to test • Don’t expect them to stretch • Buy shoes at the end of the day. • The more you walk around the more your feet swell

  12. Walkability Checklist • Now that we know what to wear and where to walk….GET OUT THERE! • Check out your community and see if its walkable using this checklist