Saturday, 9 January 2010

Yes, you can exercise when it snows!

videoSo, yes you can exercise when it snows outside in the UK. I went out for a fabulous winter walk this afternoon in the weather you see in this video. Layering of clothing is important so that you are warm but don't end up getting cold because you are sweating (Clothing layering for winter entry coming soon!). Proper footwear is essential so your feet are toasty and the soles keep you from slipping. One little tip is: if in a park walk on the grassy areas as you will be on the snow with grass underfoot which is less slippery and gives some traction rather than the sidewalk/pavement with concrete and ice. Other than that you can get out the front door and walk to your hearts content and your body will love you for it! Take a friend or loved one for conversation or go alone and just breath and be. Easy, cheap and fun too! And you don't have to slog it out at the gym. Hope you discover the joys of being outside in winter too.

Charlene

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2 comments:

  1. Here in Toronto, Canada I run to places outside because it's cold in the winter!!! My girlfriends and I now when leaving the car downtown to a lounge, link arms and say "winter jog" and then we jog to our destination!!! - Elaine

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  2. Hi Elaine,
    Yes, I am from Canada originally as well so know exactly what you mean!! Keep on running places girl!!!
    Charlene

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