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February 2014

It’s not your imagination: it really is more difficult to do things outdoors in cold weather. When the mercury dips, we all need to take some precautions, whether we’re enjoying outdoor sports or trudging to the bus stop. This is especially true if you have a health condition.

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A Question of Health

Every month Women’s Health Matters will be recruiting an expert to answer a question about a health issue that’s in the news or on women’s minds.

This month’s topic: How can I maintain my activities in cold weather?

In February, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Stephanie Naulls, registered kinesiologist with the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, about coping with the cold, whether you’re trying to keep up your running schedule, or just running errands.

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