Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Get Motivated to Exercise In the Cold Because it Can Give Your Workout a Boost
🥶 It's been COLD here in Nashville, so I thought I'd mention some positives about getting motivated to exercise in the cold -- it can really give your exercise a boost.
🌬Whether running, biking or something else, as the weather turns cold it can for sure be hard to stay motivated to go outside!
🚴🏼♀️ Layering up can be a pain and feeling less movement freedom from either those layers or something bulky to stay warm can make you feel like you don’t really want to go to the trouble.
Here’s what might get you over the hump! Think ahead about that amazing feeling of accomplishment after you finish, probably faster and more energized! You’re one of the few who got out there and did it. 🤩 And last, exercise stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators.
🎇 Here are a few more very interesting reasons exercising outdoors in colder weather has numerous health benefits:
- ☀️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).
-🧐Regardless of exercise, studies have shown that being outside in cold weather can transform white fat, specifically belly and thigh fat, into calorie-burning beige or brown fat.
Exercising outdoors is almost always a good idea as long as you make adequate preparations for temperatures. Get out and enjoy your cold-weather workouts!
🌦❄️ Are you at heart a warm weather or cold weather exerciser?
P.s. Let me know if you want the link to the video done outdoors at Lake Murray, SC. It's just 3 moves - core/mobility, upper and lower body.
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