Workouts in cold weather can benefit your health
Weight loss through exercise can be difficult at this time of year with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, but working out in cold weather can actually benefit your health in a number of ways. It’s true what they say, summer bodies are made in the winter, but at this time of year it can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise, especially if you’re a fan of keeping fit in the great outdoors. Cold weather workouts offer multiple health benefits, so there really should be no excuse. In this article by Martial Arts Fitness Academy (MAFA), we will talk about some of the benefits of getting fit in the colder weather.
You will burn more calories:
In the cold weather, the body works harder to regulate its core temperature, meaning that you’ll automatically burn more calories, in comparison to an indoor workout.
You can strengthen your heart and boost endurance:
Cold weather makes the heart work harder to distribute blood throughout the body. For an unhealthy heart that struggles to manage the additional stress, this process can exacerbate illness and injury. A regular exerciser with cardiovascular endurance can make their heart muscle even stronger by exercising in the cold, better preparing the body for more strenuous workouts in the future, and life in general. The colder conditions experienced over the winter season mean our body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems will kick into a higher gear, and over time we become stronger and fitter because of it. As endurance can decrease with age, illness or injury, you can consider the winter months a time to backup and enhance your endurance levels.
Feel happier and more energized:
The colder conditions experienced over the winter season mean our body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems will kick into a higher gear, and over time we become stronger and fitter because of it. As endurance can decrease with age, illness or injury, you can consider the winter months a time to backup and enhance your endurance levels.
Working out in colder weather can help you up your intensity
Whether you like to walk, run, or bike, the heat and humidity of summer make it pretty difficult to up your intensity or mileage. Winter, on the other hand, makes it a lot easier to handle since you aren’t subject to the same stresses. And don’t think you can get away with the old excuse that the cold air is bad for your lungs because it just isn’t true.
Maintaining optimal fitness can be hard if you are not dedicated and motivated. At MAFA, you will learn these skills as you do you martial arts training, group fitness, or boxing sessions. For more information about our martial arts classes, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.