Move over hot yoga – there’s a cool new way of exercising on the scene. Pulling on your activewear and heading outside to get sweaty may not be your rst instinct when temperatures drop, but it could be a much more effective way to exercise. Studies have shown that cold workouts can make our hearts stronger, make us burn calories more quickly, and help our muscles recover faster.
But there are not just bene ts for the body; the mind, too, can enjoy the cold. Research suggests that facing the freeze when you exercise can improve mental resilience and help you to nd focus on your workout, giving your mind a break from worrying about the stresses of your day. Jimmy Martin and Johnny Adamic are the founders of BRRRN, the world’s rst tness studio specialising in indoor cold workouts (thebrrrn.com). They’ve found that this is what their attendees most enjoy; they rave about feeling mentally sharper after a session.
Get outside and make the most of the cooler climes – just have a hot bath on stand-by for when you get back!