Amazing benefits of working out in outdoors in the cold
No more excuses.
But with the July chills kicking in, it doesn’t sound like such a good idea anymore. Fat chance you’ll be caught doing squats with the clouds so heavy, right?
However, working it in the cold has some pretty great benefits for your boy and overall fitness. Heck, you might even learn to like it.
1. You burn more calories
Working out on a cold windy day will make your body work harder to regulate its core temperature. That means that you will burn more calories with your usual routine that you usually do.
2. You prevent strokes
With your body looking for heat, your heart pumps a bit faster to distribute blood through your body. However, if you have a heart condition then we suggest getting a doctor’s opinion fast. For a healthy heart with experience in cardio vascular exercises, this may be very beneficial to you.
3. You’ll hydrate a lot more.
When you work out in the cold your body sweat evaporates faster into the chilly dry air making it seem like it’s producing sweat. This will in turn make you sweat more hence drink more water. This helps in keeping your body warm through out the exercise and protect your body from injury.
4. You build tolerance
Just like yoga, it gets better with time. Forcing your body into bearing the frosty weather for a couple of days will make it adopt to the cold over the time. You’ll be walking with sleeves tops like, “Cold? What cold?”
Also, it helps in keeping the body loose, limber and warm for a chilly workout can help prevent painful twists, sprains, tears and other injuries. Winter workouts will encourage you to become a pro when it comes to full warm-up and cool-down routines, the former to keep your internal body temperature elevated, and the latter to reduce unnecessary tightness inspired by the chill in the air.
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