Summer Bodies are Made in Winter
Benefits of training in the cold
Pat Head Summitt
GABRIEL BIENCZYCKI/ZEBRA VISUAL
Winter is here! Instead of hanging up our work out gear and hibernating under the doona let’s enjoy the benefits of it… believe me there are!
Running in coldweather trains your body to use oxygen more efficiently increasing significantly your Endurance Performance.
“US Army researchers recently gathered results of marathons from the past few years. They found that male winners were, on average, only 1.7% slower than the course record when the temperature was between 1-10C, and that times fell dramatically as the temperature got hotter. They concluded that the ideal marathon temperature is a less than 5C. ”
More Fat is burned during cold weather exercise, as the body has to expend extra energy to stay warm.
Staying active during the winter is your best defence against colds and flus boosting your immune system.
It also triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin that shows to be four times more effective at reducing symptoms of depression making you happier and improving your sense of wellbeing.
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