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5 top benefits to exercising outside in the cold

5 top benefits to exercising outside in the cold

City Way Osteopaths reveal the 5 top benefits to exercising outside in the cold


Can there really be any benefits from exercising in the cold?

 

It’s tough to get motivated this time of year and as a nation we are great at finding reasons to not exercise in the cold.

However, these five benefits from exercising in the cold may help to peel you away from the warmth and cosiness of your sofa and get outside to embrace the outdoors!

  • Your body will work harder in the colder temperatures and your body burns more calories and fat to produce energy for your workout.
  • Exercising in the cold can be extremely invigorating and can boost your mood both during and after your session. Many people suffer from seasonal affective disorder in the winter due to feeling confined, so exercising outside can help with this.
  • Exercising outside in the cold will give you exposure to Vitamin D that you would not have normally got from exercising inside. This is great for your body and overall well-being.
  • You are strengthening your heart, lungs and circulatory system, which is improving your overall health.
  • Regular cardiovascular exerciser can strengthen your heart as it works harder to distribute blood throughout the body.