Four tips for running in winter

Winter is actually a good time to exercise. Running in winter, if you live somewhere where temperatures drop, but not too low, can become a very addictive form of exercise.

Especially since there is no heat that actually negatively affects the exercise. In fact, human body prefers low temperatures, as it makes exercise much more comfortable.

Running in general can be very beneficial, whatever you’re looking for. Do you want to raise your endurance? You will do so. Do you want to lose weight? You will lose it. Do you want to get in shape? You surely will.

An hour of running equals about 500 calories burnt. And in winter our body makes more effort to stay warm, which means more calories spent.

Before you, are 4 helpful tips for running in winter.

Take breaks

Even if you just started running or if your physical condition is far from top notch. Don’t be afraid to take breaks. Try to increase even a distance in-between the breaks every time, even if by very little. Breaks aren’t bad, on the contrary, they will help you.

Run slowly

Remember that in winter the muscles take longer to warm up. This means that you don’t have to give everything you have from the get go. Started slowly and increased the intensity over time. This significantly reduces the chance of an injury.

Don’t forget the water

Always have a bottle of water with you. The cold can be deceiving, but the air is drier in winter and there is a risk of getting dehydrated. Drink some (a few sips of) water before you start, and don’t to stop to cool down every now and then, if you run for longer than 30 minutes.


The last tip concerns breathing. Always inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. It’s what you must do to regulate your pulse and have better blood circulation.

If you follow the aforementioned tips, you will gain a lot. In fact, running in winter is a pleasure and you can exercise in the best possible way. Take advantage of it.


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