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Chicago winters can feel long and cause us to get stir crazy. To beat cabin fever, we may want to take some of our exercises outside. The fresh air can help rejuvenate us after being cozy inside and the small but mighty Vitamin D can boost happiness.
If you’re not used to walking outside in winter, Stephen James Wielgus, M.D. at NorthShore's Orthopaedic and Spine Insitute shares safety tips to keep you warm and safe during your winter walks.
Remember to be safe! Sometimes it’s too cold to walk outside. If that the case, walk at an indoor track or mall, or look for another indoor exercise.