January 30, 2019
For most of us who are stuck, or even frozen, in parts of the country where winter is mean and fierce, figuring out how to maintain a healthy fitness routine can be as challenging as facing those biting winds.
But if you prepare well and think warm thoughts, you may be able to exercise your right to remain healthy and in motion. Here are some tips to consider with one obvious one at the end.
If you're committing yourself to run on the snow, then make sure you blaze your own path on fresh snow rather than packed snow. Fresh snow has better traction with less chance of slipping.
When running on the snow you'll need to change up your stride from what you used during the warmer weather. Take shorter strides. This enables you to be more efficient on the snow and reduce the risk of falling.
What would winter be without finding some icy patches? If you're fortunate enough to spot some ice up ahead, play it smart and walk yourself over the patch. You'll have a much better chance of remaining upright if you take it slow than trying to keep the pace going.
Most of us think that we don't have to hydrate as much in colder weather as we do when it's hot out. But, you'd be wrong. We're actually using different muscle groups when we run on snow which burns more calories and increases sweating.
Even though we get our blood pumping and feel somewhat warm, the sweat on our bodies can chill our bodies much quicker. Remember to get out of those wet clothes quickly and drink something warm to get rid of those internal icicles.
For those who find it a personal challenge to run outside when the weatherman says it's too cold, there still may be times that you'll need to find safety within the confines of your own home. Your trusty treadmill is always there and ready to help you to keep on moving. In that balmy 70 degree temperature, you can put on your shorts, flip on the fan, and laugh in the face of those snowflakes that just want to stick to your face.
Landice is proud to be a second-generation family business. Since 1967, we have been engineering, assembling and testing the finest specialty fitness equipment on the market – and one of the only manufacturers to do so in the USA.
We are the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Parts Warranty on our residential fitness products, and 5-Year Parts / 1-Year Labor warranty for our commercial products. Learn more by visiting our warranty section at Landice.com
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