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Tips For Fitness During Harsh Weather

Tips For Fitness During Harsh Weather

Winter is going to approach sooner than you think.

As fun as the summer is, it’s also coming to a close pretty fast.

We’ll be moving back into the more dangerous weather conditions such as the cold and the storms.

These are all things which will pose a hindrance to your fitness regimes, but with a few tips you can make the most out of the bad weather.

To make sure that you’re ready for anything, we’re going to cover them here and now.

Never Compromise On Safety

Your fitness is important.

There’s no doubt about that.

However, you should never work on your fitness at the expense of staying safe.

It’ll never be worth your life after all.

This means that you have to look outside and make a decision.

If it doesn’t look safe to be out there, don’t.

Fitness isn’t worth it during a snowstorm or a lightning strike.

You have to keep a level head about things, and except that you might not be able to exercise every day, but this isn’t the end of the world.

If all else fails, go inside and to a gym.

Get Kitted Out

If you absolutely have to go outside and exercise, then it’s worth taking the time to make sure you’ve got the right clothes on to do it.

This involves looking for those shoes with a good grip, and having suitable but warm clothing on.

A lot of people look to under armour for this, because it helps to keep you warm but also allows for the streamlined shape that makes exercise that bit easier.

If it isn’t shorts and t-shirt weather, then don’t push your luck.

You won’t want to exercise if you’ve caught a cold after all.

Let People Know

Safety when exercising is so important.

If you’re going to go running in harsh conditions, you need to let someone know.

Your fitness does not ever need to be at the expense of another.

Tell someone where you’re going, how long you’ll be, and what you plan to do.

This is especially important when you know that the weather could turn at any point.

This means that if something does happen, you’ll have a friend or family member who knows that you’re outside and could need to be searched for or contracted.

Never try and go it alone, because the risk of injury is much higher when the weather is against you.

Overall, these are just a few of the different things that you need to know when it comes to exercising and keeping your fitness up during the harsh weather.

Please do be careful when you’re looking out the window and seeing howling winds or storms.

It’s never going to be worth it if you fall and break a bone or worse.

Always remember to respect the elements when it comes to your fitness, because those who don’t often end up getting injured.

You’re not invincible, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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