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Cold Weather Fitness Guide - your path to heart health

Thursday, February 6, 2014

by American Heart Association

When winter blows in, you have two options: You can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep—or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure!

Cooler Weather = Big Opportunity

There’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in the warmer weather. For one, you don’t have heat and humidity to deal with. In fact, winter’s chill can make you feel awake and invigorated.

Not only that, you can work out harder in the cold weather—which means you burn even more calories. Heading outside in the winter is also a great way to take in the sunlight (in small doses). Not only does light dramatically improve many people’s moods, it also helps you get the vitamin D.

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