January 21, 2020
As the weather gets colder outside, do you debate heading out for that run or recreation? Are cold-weather workouts good for your health or should you avoid them? Women’s Health magazine claims that exercising out in the cold has health benefits over warm-weather workouts.
One argument is that cold weather makes you work harder, which burns more calories and releases more endorphins. The magazine also says that invigorating cold weather stimulates the senses, while heat and humidity drag you down. It also claims that race times are faster in cold weather — and faster runs burn more calories. The National Personal Training Institute agrees with these claims and adds the benefit of a stronger heart, lungs and circulatory system as well as a boost in vitamin D.
The research shows that we shouldn’t halt our winter exercise routine. In fact, we may be able to continue to exercise outdoors even in the winter. When doing so, however, some safety precautions should be taken.
Read more at How to Work Out in Cold Weather