Training in the winter – is it beneficial?
Now, it might seem difficult to move from that comfortable position on the sofa in front of the fire when it's -2ºC outside, but we promise that there’s 5 reasons you’re going to want to train, whatever the weather.
- You actually burn more calories
It might sound strange, but you’ll actually be burning more calories when training in the cold. Your body will be working harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, meaning you’ll burn more than during your “summers day through the park” workout.
- You’ll be drinking more water
We know the vast benefits of drinking more water, if you feel you’re not getting enough of it throughout the day; we’ve got some tips here! Drinking water before, during and after your winter workout is crucial. It might not seem like you’re sweating, as it’s cold, but really your body is still perspiring as usual, but your sweat is evaporating into the dry, brisk air. To keep performing at your best, don’t wait until you’re thirsty to take a drink!
- It only gets easier
When these winter sessions become more frequent, it will get easier as your body will become more accustomed to the climate. Keep this up through the winter months, and summer workouts will be a breeze. Without the harsh winds and frosty mornings to battle against, not to mention the loss of those winter layers, you’ll find that your performance has actually improved. Remember though, KYMIRA performance and recovery sportswear works with your body whatever the weather. With our tech, there's no difference because of the season.
- You’ll be doing warm up and cool down routines religiously
It’s sometimes easy to forget to warm up and cool down before and after a session. This is much less likely to happen in the winter, as you’ll be making it a priority to ensure your body temperature is appropriate for the conditions, and also to avoid aches and pains not helped by the cold the next day!
- Believe it or not, you’ll be in a better mood after it
Your body will be working harder to stay warm, causing you to burn more calories as we mentioned, but more endorphins will be released, which means you’ll be on a high following your session.