Don’t Let the Cold Winter Air Outside Meetinghouse Deter You From Your Fitness Goals

February 27, 2014

While the cold winter air is still sticking around here in Boothwyn, that doesn't mean you have to abandon your exercise routine. As you count down the days until spring, these winter workout tips will help you stick to your fitness goals.

Start slowly.
Have you ever noticed that it takes you a little extra time to get moving in the winter? Well, the feeling isn't just in your head; your body needs extra time to acclimate to the cold before it can warm up. To help speed the process along, do a few reps of jumping jacks inside at Meetinghouse before heading out the door.

Adjust your gym time.
If you typically go for a jog at night after work, you probably find your plans derailed by the lack of sunlight in the winter. Consider switching your run to the early morning hours or during your lunch break.

Take up a winter sport.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Taking up a winter sport may help you make peace with the cold. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and ice hockey are great examples of winter sports. You'll probably have so much fun, you'll forget you're getting in a workout!

Fitness Tips for Winter [Livestrong]
How to Keep Working Out in Winter [WebMD]