Note: If you are running or walking with someone outside of your household, wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet apart.

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Vermont’s spring temperature swings may leave you wondering what you should wear while exercising outside. One week can have nice 70 plus degree temperatures and the next we wake up to several inches of snow. Here’s a handy layering guide for runners/walkers:

  • 60+ degrees: tank top and shorts or capris
  • 50–59 degrees: short sleeve shirt and shorts or capris
  • 40–49 degrees: long sleeve shirt, tights or capris, gloves/headband (optional)
  • 30–39 degrees: 1-2 long sleeve shirt(s), tights, gloves, and headband/light hat

Overall, dress as if it’s 10 degrees warmer (you warm up 10 degrees in 10 minutes). Layers should be “tech”/polyester not cotton, including sports bra. For rain, use the same layers and fabrics noted above; no shoe covers or heavy rain jackets; hats are helpful to keep rain out of your eyes; and add an optional top layer of a water-resistant jacket not waterproof.

Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • This yoga video is called “Yoga for Transitions”. As some more of us return to work and spring moves toward summer, this is a timely yoga sequence!
  • Bring some cooking inspiration to your meals this week!
  • Have you tried working toward being calm everyday? Here is a great video series to get you started.
  • Color the cover of this week’s Seven Days by tomorrow and have a chance to be picked as one of their favorites!
  • Looking for a trail close to home? Trail Finder is a great option.

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