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Winter-proof your workout

Did you know? Working out in the winter helps give your immune system a boost and can help ward off colds. Get your exercise mojo going by:

  • Wearing the right gear, including layers that you can remove as you start to sweat, and avoiding cotton, which stays wet (and cold!) next to your skin.
  • Recruit a workout buddy; he or she will help you get those running shoes on even when you don’t want to.
  • If it’s really too cold to be outdoors, try tackling a fun indoor activity, such as yoga, kickboxing or even swimming.

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Augusta University Health

Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.

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