When the weather gets cold, you don’t have to stay indoors! Here are a few tips for how to workout in the cold when the temperatures drop
Winter is here and for most of us the cold weather has arrived, along with snow and ice. If you love spending time outdoors, winter can be fun for playing in the snow and taking advantage of winter sports, but the snow and bitter cold often keep people indoors, which can easily derail workout motivation.
Just because the weather gets cold doesn’t mean that you have to stop exercising outdoors! Obviously we’re not saying you should go run in a blizzard, but people can still enjoy time outdoors even in the winter.
Exercising in the cold definitely takes more time to prepare: you need to plan ahead with the clothing that you will wear, shoes, head gear, glasses to block the wind, etc. It will take a little bit of time to prepare yourself for the elements, but once you get used to it, the planning stage takes less time so you can spend more time outside exercising.
Here are some tips for exercising safely in the cold!
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Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist