(HealthDay News) -- Before going for a run, it's important to wear the right clothing.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these guidelines for what to wear when you're running:
- When the weather is cold, dress in layers. The deepest layer should be designed to take moisture away from the skin.
- Put on a middle layer that absorbs sweat and insulates you, and an outer layer that protects you from wind and rain.
- During extreme cold, avoid exposed skin. On areas that are exposed, including the face, apply petroleum jelly.
- Choose a good, sturdy running shoe with plenty of shock absorption.
- Replace your running shoes every nine to 12 months.
- In the summer months, the time of day is as important as what you're wearing. Run late in the evening or early in the morning, when it's cooler.
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