The Fitness Guide To Exercise During Winter Time

kayus By kayus, 23rd Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Winter time is refreshingly cold and going out could be difficult as you would rather stay indoors.However, if you avoid taking care of your fitness it could impair your health this time.Read this and understand how you can have some workouts during winter.

Fitness During Snow Time

This is the time of the year you can hardly leave your home and even when you do, there is so much snow out there and you can barely see.

If you drive, you better have to slow down on the speed that you had been used to in order to avoid any kind of mishap.The road itself is snow wet and slippery and you just need to take care as you drive.

Anyway, my focus is not on the state of the road and how you drive but how you can keep yourself fitness and in shape this winter time.

If you have been exercising regularly, this time may be the time you slow down on your workout or you can even completely stop any workouts for now.

But is that the best for you?

Nope.Many people may think during cold weather like this,you just have to sit under the heater and stay indoors.If you do definitely, you will lose out on a lot you had gained during the year with your regular exercise.

There are ways you can go about your exercise and workouts during the winter season. Especially if your exercise routine is the aerobic program.By aerobic I mean you kind of workout are running,cycling,jogging and swimming.These exercise are the less challenging ones and you don't need any special skill to start doing them.

You will have to following the following steps for an effective exercise during this period:

-If you are starter,it is best you go for a medical checkup to ascertain your heart fitness to embark on these workouts.If you have been doing this regularly since the beginning or even midway in the year,you need not any checkup.

-Do some light workout for at least 5 minutes before bursting out in the cold to do your routine.These could be push-ups,sit-ups and the stretching of the legs.

- Start with light jogging as you get into the cold.See that you breathe out well through your mouth.

-Do not strain yourself as you discover you get tired quickly.If so,go take a break and rest before you continue if you can.

-After you exercise or workouts, do not stop abruptly,take your time to slow down on your running or cycling and end with a light jogging.This will help allow your blood flow right back to vital organs like heart,head and legs.If not, you might end up fainting.

The benefit is that you body get warmed by natural heat and you fitness is gained or maintained even during winter time.

Happy Holidays!


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kayode is a graduuate of communication arts and a freelance writer.I love dogs and more importantly i write on internet marketing,relationship and health.

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