10 Easy Ways to Adjust your Workouts to Winter

Use these tips to adjust your workout for the winter months


For some of us, winter calls for hibernation, don’t allow yourself to fall into that category. Letting yourself get off track is the worst thing you can do, you will ruin all of the progress you have made, making it more difficult to start up with your fitness routine again.[slideshow:81685]

It’s not hard to adjust your workout for the winter. All you have to do is make a few changes, and cope to the weather in a new way. Here are some ways to adjust your workouts to the winter.

1. Take up a Winter Sport

Have fun and stay fit this winter by taking up a winter sport! According to Cristina Goyanes at Menshealth.com, mountain biking is a great winter sport for calorie burn. In just one hour you burn 1,500 calories! Not into riding around on fast wheels? It’s alright, try cross-country skiing or snowboarding.

2. Don’t give up

Don’t give up on yourself! We know, the cold weather can make your workout more difficult. Don’t let that discourage you; your body needs to adjust to the cold weather. You need to continue to push through the harsh temperatures in order to get used to it and get the most out of your workout.

3. Workout with a Friend

For some of us we are less motivated in the winter months. Getting a workout buddy helps you stay motivated, promotes healthy competition and makes your average gym session so much more fun! So, get out there! Find yourself a supportive friend, schedule gym sessions and commit yourself. After all, you can’t let yourself or your friend down.

4. Safety First

It’s important to remember your safety is your number one priority. In the Winter months this means, know when it’s time to go inside. Although you can adjust to the cold weather, you need to know when your body has had enough. Do not push yourself to stay outside longer than what your body can handle.


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