Watch: Essential Outdoor Exercise Tips in Cold Weather


With winter conditions settling in around northern Nevada, we asked an expert: How should you approach exercising outdoors in cold conditions? Here, Dr. Janie Konakis, MD, offers tips to keep you warm (can you say, “layers”?) and safe (spoiler alert: wear sunscreen!). 

Despite our recent spate of winter weather, experts recommend: Don’t let the cold weather and the snow put a damper on your outdoor exercise.

Janie Konakis, MD, a Renown Health Premiere Care doctor and part of a new Walk with a Doc program, says, “You just have to be prepared by knowing the temperature and conditions.”

Watch: Outdoor Exercise Tips in Cold Weather

Dr. Konakis recommends:

  • Dressing in layers;
  • Wearing clothing made from fabrics like polyester or other synthetic, fleece and wool; 
  • Avoiding cotton shirts next to your skin, which can stay wet after you begin to sweat and can make you cold; 
  • Wearing a hat, gloves, scarf and warm shoes or boots;
  • Wearing sun screen and drinking water.

cold weather exerciseJoin Dr. Konakis or doctors Howard Chen, MD and Quinn Pauly, MD — some of the doctors participating in the Walk with a Doc program every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Aces Ballpark. The ballpark is located at 250 Evans Avenue. There is free parking across the street and in the 2nd Street parking garage.
Participants meet at the entrance to the ballpark.