How to ex­er­cise out­side in win­ter

The Week Middle East - - Leisure -

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If you’re less mo­ti­vated to go on long, steady runs when it’s chilly out, try shorter runs that in­cor­po­rate sprints in­stead.

Vary­ing your run­ning speed – with the help of an app or timer – is also a handy way to dis­tract your­self from the cold.

Add ex­er­cises such as push-ups to your usual jog. You'll keep warmer and get more fit­ness ben­e­fits – so you can go back in­side sooner. For ex­am­ple, stop to do ten pushups in the mid­dle of your run.

If you’re ex­er­cis­ing at the start of the day, have a hot break­fast first. It will warm you up and make it eas­ier to face the out­doors.

Try some­thing new. Ice skat­ing is a sur­pris­ingly good form of ex­er­cise: you can burn as many as 600 calo­ries in an hour.

If your main form of ex­er­cise is run­ning or cy­cling, there’s plenty of train­ing you can use­fully do in­doors. Strength­en­ing your glutes and leg mus­cles will im­prove your per­for­mance when you head out­side again.

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