Try some of these outdoor cold weather walking and running tips:
Warm up indoors – Get your heart rate up by walking around in the house or walk/run up and down your stair case. This will get blood to the muscles you need for walking before you head out into the cold.
Wear dark colors – They’ll absorb the sunlight and keep you warmer.
Double up on gloves – Slip on a thin pair under your heavy ones so you can take off one pair without exposing your fingers when your hands heat up.
Leave Jewelry at home – Metal gets cold, which can make you chillier.
DON'T LET THE COLD STOP YOU!!
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If you or anyone you know has high blood pressure; include these minerals in your meal plan, exercise regularly, and you will significantly lower your blood pressure.
Calcium: There are many vegetables that are good sources of calcium, and many plant-based foods, such as soy milk, that are formulated to be good sources of calcium.
Potassium: Good sources of potassium include most fruits and vegetables, especially oranges, bananas, potatoes, and tomatoes.
Magnesium: Good sources of magnesium include the dark green vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes.
Vegetarian Diet: A vegetarian’s diet offers more potassium, complex carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin A, in which contains the wholesome ingredients that are essential to deter high blood pressure.
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