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Tips for Running in Cold Weather

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Tips for Running in Cold Weather

While winter is still a calendar month away, the cold winds are already here. 

Brown fat’s purpose is to burn calories to generate heat. Brown fat is often referred to as the ‘good’ fat because it helps to burn rather than store calories. It is typically found in areas around the neck and kidneys.

In addition to making new brown fats because a human body exercises, the generation of brown fat is also increased because someone is exercising in the cold weather.

Tips for running in cold weather

1. Check the weather forecast

Find out how cold it really is, as well as whether any rain or snow are likely, which could affect the safety status of your running path.

2. Start slowly

If you haven’t been running much up until now, resist the temptation to launch yourself into a sprint right away. Spend some time building up your endurance gradually.

3. Wear something reflective

If the weather is grey and cloudy, it may be harder for drivers to see you. Add some reflective tape to your running jacket or clothing.

4. Stay hydrated

 You might not remember to drink fluids as often as you would in the hot summer months, but your body still needs water. Drink some beforehand and take water with you to drink along the way.

5. Warm up and cool down

Give your body some time to adjust on both ends of your run. It is good for relaxing and prepping up muscles and prevent injury.

6. Stop if something goes wrong

If your chest starts to hurt, you feel lightheaded, or you worry that you might have pulled a muscle in your leg, don’t keep pushing forward. Head inside and call a doctor if you’re concerned.

Benefits of running in cold weather

  1. Extra calories burned during and after running.
  2. Increases your aerobic activity
  3. 3.Revs up your metabolism
  4. 4.Dry air may stress your lungs.

 Now, let's talk about What to wear when running in cold temperatures

  1. Gloves
  2. Socks
  3. Running hat
  4. Jacket
  5. Running shoes
  6. Feel happier, train harder
  7. Get a sweat on
  8. Free up the fat stores

For many runners, winter’s arrival doesn’t keep them from hitting the road. No matter how cold or how much snow is on the ground, these die-hard runners still lace up their shoes to get in a workout.

While running in cold weather has a lot of overlap with running in warm weather, it also has its share of unique challenges to be aware of. From stretches to gear to temperature safety limits, there’s a lot to keep in mind. 

Exercise will usually take a back seat but if you decide to brave the cold and leave the electric heater behind you will soon find training in cold weather can bring plenty of benefits to not just your body but your mind too.

Why exercising in cold weather is so beneficial for your health

Before you pull over the blankets or curl up by the fire to watch your favourite show, you should consider the potential benefits of cold-weather workouts.

Aside from helping to ease fears of potential winter weight gain, exercising outdoors in colder weather has numerous health benefits. The average winter weight gain ranges from 5-10 pounds.

While many avoid the cold, outdoor winter workouts are a great way to take in small doses of sunlight. The sunlight can help to improve mood and help with vitamin D intake. 

Winter exercise boosts immunity during cold and flu season. A few minutes a day can help prevent simple bacterial and viral infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Rajul Tiwari

Rajul Tiwari is the Editor-in-Chief at bodyandstrenth.com and has 18 years of experience in media, content, publishing and education. She has worked with media houses like Daini.. Read More..


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