Los Angeles, CA – 11/20/2013—
The approaching snowand cooler temperatures doesn’t necessarily require a change in fitnesshabits. Lacing up running shoes andhitting the pavement is still possible, even in winter months, with the rightprecautions and preparation. Winterrunning or walking activities do have their challenges, but keeping thefollowing factors in mind will allow avid running or walking enthusiasts tokeep up their habits during cooler months.
Changes in temperaturerequire changes in dress, but not drastic changes. The furthest extremities (toes, hands, earsand nose) need to be protected as they are the most susceptible to cold, butbalance is important. Keep in mind thatwhilst running the body does build up a lot of heat. If planning to run a long distance, dresswarmly enough to stand the temperature outside, but not so warm that you can’tfeel the coolness of the air. Lightweight, sweat-wicking garments are the best choices to keep thebody warm and dry at the same time.
Whist on the journey,pay attention to changes in wind direction and how it will affects bodytemperature. When running into the wind,put on a hat and zip up the hood of a jacket; when the wind is at the back,remove these items as to keep body temperature regulated.
For safety reasons,it’s bet to jog with a partner during the winter months. This will not only keep both runnersaccountable to their fitness goals, but in case of injury from a fall onslippery roads, another person will be along to assist in protecting the runnerfrom the cold until help can be reached.
In addition to thissafety precaution, it’s still important to monitor weather conditions. A cool yet sunny winter day is perfect for arun; one in which a blizzard is expected, or the day after an ice storm is not. Make wise decisions, and if a daily jog needsto be put off because of the weather, put it off and make it up anotherday. As always, rest is just asimportant as physical activity for overall wellness.
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