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Don't Let the Cold Weather Put Your Outdoor Workouts on Ice

Winter can be an exhilarating time to exercise outdoors. Snow-capped mountains, glistening hillsides, and crisp cool air are enticing. Moreover, winter weather often drives people into the gym, so you’re likely to have the trail to yourself. Cold temperatures, snow and ice all pose risks you need to prepare for, however. See the Outdoor Fitness Winter Sports Workout.
 
 
 

Turn Up the Heat on Your Cold Weather Workouts

My hope is that the cold weather is NOT putting a damper on your healthy workout routine. I have a saying, "There is no inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing." While this may be a stretch in a lightning storm, for the most part it is true. Another thing that my clients and I have discovered is that it is NEVER as bad as it may seem. Once you're warmed up, you'll forget it's raining, and with the right clothes (and attitude, you'll be warm).
 

Nature—The Ultimate Stress Reducer

Here is a simple exercise that can ease your stress in a matter of minutes.
 
To begin, take a moment to think about peace and tranquility. Really sit back and allow yourself to think and feel serenity and calm.
 
What kinds of mental images come to mind?  A newspaper, TV, Traffic? Highly unlikely! For most people it is the images that are found only in nature, such as, a mountain meadow or the crashing surf. Nature soothes the mind and calms the senses. Mother Nature has been nurturing us through our evolutionary process and helps us maintain our psychological, physical and emotional health.

Winter Fitness - How to Adapt to the Elements

Don't let the cold weather dampen your fitness program.  Here are simple tips to keep you on-track all winter long.
 
Here at OutdoorFitness.com we have a saying - "There's no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing." That's to say, if you dress right for the conditions, you should be just fine. Since 1995, I've only had to cancel classes twice due to weather - once due to high winds (and flying branches) and the other due to lightning.
 
Here are a few tips I wrote for the Athleta Chi Blog - designed to keep you warm and moving!

Winter Training Tips

We have a saying at Outdoor Fitness: There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
 
Outdoor Fitness is an all-season, all-climate workout program. Changing seasons offer new stimulation for your body, your mind, and your senses. The variety and fluctuation of the weather and seasonal changes keep you challenged, enhancing the pleasure of exercising outdoors.
 

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