The best time to eat delicious meals without the guilt is during Christmas. You are oblige to do so around with friends and family. In fact we tend to eat more and move less during the cold months. On the contrary, it is also the perfect time to either burn the extra calories or shed the newly gained weightoff.You don’t have to necessarily pursue your regular routine in the gym. It can be a challenge; and a treadmill can be so boring. Just run your weight off outdoors like what you normally do during the summer. The only difference is that it’s cold and mostly everything you seestand stark and white.
It may seem a little unusual and not too comfortable for you at first but if you wish to lose weight and keep fit, you have to run no matter the weather. This way you will keep your bones and muscles strong. You will look amazing come spring to summer.
Reasons why you love running in the cold:
1. Burns more calories:
You actually run faster during low temperatures, and running at a quicker pace only means, you get to burn more calories in a much lesser time. Even if you have to walk slowly, trekking through snow and against the wind already helps you burn more calories.
2. It’s a therapy:
Start pounding on the pavement. Running out into the cold is beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit. It has to be one of the most invigorating experiences. Not only do you burn more calories when running during the cold weather, you breathe clean fresh air. The crisp wintry air clears your thoughts and reduces stress. Stress only increases appetite and promotes fat storage. Calm your cravings by being outdoors, running or taking long walks as you breathe fresh air.
3. It energizes you:
Don’t let the cold stop you. Once you get started, you may still feel chilled but not cold. Exposure to cold temperatures also increases your energy levels. Invest on high-tech synthetic fabrics that provide comfort in style.
4. No insects to vex you:
Pesky insects love warm and fuzzy climates, and mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs are no exemption. Isn’t it great not to worry about them at all while you run? They freeze to death during the cold.
5. Rosy cheeks:
Women would certainly love having effortless rosy cheeks that will never stain away no matter how far they run.
6. Less inflammation:
While women are happy to have an all-natural blush during the cold weather, men rejoice for having less sore and inflamed muscles after their vigorous exercise. Cold temperature surely provides more relief than an ice pack.
7. Free and convenient:
Keep your metabolism going. The great outdoors is always free and you can run anytime you want.
8. Hot Weather is Dangerous When Running:
Who in their right minds would initiate a marathon under the scorching heat of the sun? Usually, marathons take place starting in late autumn. Health complications may arise anytime especially when you exert too much pressure on your body. Heat and humidity can only worsenthe physiological challenges your body is handling.The faster you run, the faster your body temperature rises.You regulate normal body temperature through sweating; however, the high humidity level of the air prevents the normal process of evaporation of sweat from the skin, exposing you to the risks of heat stroke.
Elevated body temperature, disorientation, and unconsciousness are among the common signs of heatstroke. If you have preexisting heart concerns, never race in the heat. Heatstroke is life-threatening. Never push what your body cannot handle. Never aim racing during the hot weather especially if you have heart or respiratory ailments. Always consult your doctor.
So the next time to you grumble about having cold weather, just imagine the possible things you can do benefit from the cold. It isn’t all about hail and blizzard or cough and flu. After a few minutes of walking, you can always curl up and stay cozy in your bed with a hot mug of chocolate. You don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to achieve that bikini body you always want so start pounding the pavement now!