It’s getting cold now and many of us fight the urge to give up on our workouts and stay inside by the fire. Fighting that urge and sticking to the routine can be beneficial. Your body has to work harder in the cold which helps you burn more calories.Your brain will get a boost too. In the cold, your endorphin production is boosted even more, leading to a happier state of mind.
Burn More Calories
You can burn more calories in the winter. Research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that race times are faster in cold weather than in warmer temperatures—and quicker runs torch more calories, period. That alone is worth crawling out from under your comforter. Whether you’re walking or jogging in your neighborhood, snowshoeing in the woods, or taking a trip to the slopes, it’s time to start enjoying your winter workouts. No matter what time of year it is, breathing fresh air is a boost to your body and your brain. Sources
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