Don't allow cold weather to put a freeze on your walking plans. Head outside and you'll actually burn more calories than usual since your body has to work harder to stay warm. "If you wear several layers of clothing, so you can remove some when you heat up, it's safe to exercise in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit," says Jessica Matthews, a personal trainer and exercise scientist for the American Council on Exercise. Stay comfortable in our top picks for winter-walking gear.
By Caren Oppenheim
Look for a jacket with features that will make your walk more enjoyable, like an iPod pocket; or an ICE (in case of emergency) tag, so you don't have to carry a wallet with ID.
Instead of cotton, which takes a long time to dry when sweaty, choose a synthetic fabric like lightweight polyester for your base layer.