April 12, 2021

GETTING FIT in the COLD// lifestyle, wellness, health

GETTING FIT in the COLD// lifestyle, wellness, health

I admit I am not a fan of the gym-  I prefer to sweat alone. So since lockdown gyms have been closed and people are having to workout at home.  Personally I like to exercise at home , where I can stop in-between and get a drink, listen to the radio or whatever else.   Most of all i prefer to be outside, in nature.(not in the city) 

One of my favourite things to do in the winter was XC skiing, or go hiking for fun. It really feels great being outside in the cooler , crisp air,  Its just more exhilarating for me at least. 

I recently watched a clip just about that, how our bodies will burn more calories if we exercise  in colder temperatures. One thing mentioned is that body has 2 types of fat, white and brown. (didn’t know that) The brown is the sort that burns more calories or fat on the body.

The Report to watch:https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p097ylw3/is-exercising-in-the-cold-good-for-you-

I can recall I always felt better doing physical activities in cooler temperatures, I am not keen to go out in hot weather to do it. its so much more uncomfortable. I found it really helped to be outdoors doing things when the temperatures are cooler.   

If you live somewhere it is cold and you are trying to get fit , then this may be the option to try. Bundle up and head outdoors , take a walk or run, try XC skiing , which is a very good activity for the body, it works the heart, the muscles and stretches . So if you are trying to lose weight or keep your weight steady this might be a thing to try.

Note; before you start a new thing check with your doctor,  and also important to warm up and stretch first. 

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