Friday, January 7, 2011

About Today: How to Exercise in Cold Weather 1/7/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
There's nothing more depressing than bundling up to leave your warm house, driving in your freezing car all the way to the gym, only to work out, shower, and repeat the process in reverse. I mean, really, who has the energy for that?

How to Exercise Safely in Cold Weather 
The obvious solution is to exercise outdoors, but that requires some fortitude (and layering skills).
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Great Winter Walks 
It's worth it, though: After all, when the day is only five hours long (number approximate) don't you want to get a little sunlight while you can?
Cold Weather Running Safety Tips 
The first and last time I went running outside, I wound up collapsing into a snowbank. Which brings me to an extra bit of advice: If you're asthmatic, maybe bring your inhaler.
How to Dress for Cold Weather Biking 
It can't be said enough: Layering is the key to a successful outdoor workout.

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