Working Out When The Weather Gets Cold
Let's be real--working out when the weather is cold can be a drag. But fitness goals don't stop when the weather dips. Here are all the best tips to make working out when the weather gets cold more bearable!
- Invest in some warm clothing: If you don't have good clothes to work out in when it gets cold, it's time to invest. A sturdy windbreaker, warm beanie, thick leggings, good gloves, and socks will become a staple for you. They'll keep your body warm while you work out, and make the thought of waking up and getting out there in colder temperatures seem less menacing.
- Bundle up: Go for three layers of clothing. Start with a layer of tight clothing to keep your core warm. Next, put some looser athletic clothing over that. Finally, put your outerwear, like windbreakers, shoes, and beanies on last. This will ensure you are warm but still maintain proper mobility.
- Drink warm liquids instead of cold: Who wants a cup of ice water when the weather outside is frightful? Instead, hydrate yourself with warm water or tea. Not only will it warm you up from the inside out, but warm water actually can help flush toxins out of your body as well!
- Take the time to warm your body up: When your body is cold, your muscles will contract. This means you lose mobility, and won't be able to properly perform intense workouts right of the bat. Warm your body up before your workout starts so that your muscles can loosen up and you can get the most out of your workout.
- Check the weather forecast: Sometimes, it's okay to sit out a workout. And sometimes, it's actually safer to! If the weather forecast is showing that it's too cold for comfort to work out, sit it out. You can replace your workout session with an at home workout instead.
What's your favorite workout to get you in shape before the holidays begin? Let us know in the comment section below!