Advantages of running in winters
Winter is coming, and if you have tempted to avoid a workout in anticipation of cold you are not alone
Research from the Journal of sports and health science suggests many people use winter weather as an excuse to forego exercise.
Running outdoors can be beneficial in many ways.
It provides an opportunity to boost your Vitamin D exposure
It increase your aerobic capacity
Adults need around 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic activity or 75 minutes of more intense (anaerobic) exercise every week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . A couple of outdoor runs easily help you achieve these goals.
Running in winters revs up your metabolism. The cool temperatures actually rev up your metabolism and help change body composition
Running in winters burns calories
A 2004 study found that men who were exposed to cooler temperatures overnight for a month experienced a significant increase in brown fat which burns calories rather than storing them as white fat does.
So if you are looking to shed a few kgs or keep the weight off this could be beneficial
Running outdoors can be a great way to get some aerobic exercise but you have to prepare and dress appropriately
Start slowly and build up.
Rajnish Goswami, obese till 2015, successfully completed multiple Marathons and Ironman half distance and full distance races. He is a fitness enthusiast and an avid reader of sports science