We all know that running in summer is entirely different from running in winter. Running in summer is quite an interesting experience as the sun shines like a bright star and favors the running activity. But, winter is completely different as it’s darker and colder outside, for your body to move for such activity. But never discourage your running mood in winter.
Some of the steps are required to make your winter run well. Running in cold weather is quite different as you have to think about what to wear to keep yourself warm in cold weather, and how to prepare your body and your lungs to survive in such cold weather. (see also how to breathe while running).
5 tips for running in winter
- Cover Yourself well.
- Stay warm by keeping accessories.
- Try to have mid-day runs.
- Prepare your body for winter
- Stay Hydrated.
1. Cover Yourself Well
2. Stay Warm by Keeping Accessories With You
3. Try to have Mid-day Runs
4. Struggle to Prepare Your Body to Run in Winter
5. Stay Hydrated
Now, Let’s discuss how healthy it is to run during cold weather. And how you can protect your lunges to get affected.
Benefits of Running in Winter
Running in cold weather is good for your immunity system. Regular exercise makes a person healthy, releases stress, and empowers the immune system.
Every person cant go to the gym for some they can’t afford this activity. Running outside is more enjoyable as compared to running on a treadmill. It increases your aerobic movement as for an adult 150 minutes of workout is required.
And your couple of runs can aid you to achieve this target. Running gears up your metabolism system and according to research, only two-thirds of us are involved in a physical workout and it gets combined with eating more ultimately, we put extra weight gain.
Involving in any kind of physical activity is a good gesture. According to the Canadian running paper if a person runs at a moderate speed it helps to reduce the cold, cough, and other related infections.
Here, the emphasis is on moderate speed. If you run at normal speed then you are good to go to prevent cough, cold, and other lungs related issues.
Internal Benefits of Running in Winter.
Now, let’s discuss some internal benefits of running in winter.
When the outside temperature drops down to 10C then your blood goes through the process of dilation and contraction.
During dilation, it rushes into your body fast to keep you warm, and ultimately blood circulation increases and you will get a winter glow on your cheeks.
Brown fats are more active fats as compared to white fats. It helps to maintain the body temperature means that they burn faster. When we are exposed to the winter on daily basis then our bodies produce more brown fats to keep our bodies warmer so running outside in winter is help to burn more calories.
Protect your lungs when running in cold weather
Running in winter can damage your health in other ways. If you inhale a cold breath during jog you will get a bronchial infection and the upper respiratory tract come at risk.
Avoid inhaling cold and dry breezes during winter by wearing a mask or a piece of cloth on the front part of your mouth as it cools your respiratory tract mucous membrane and causes a cold and cough. If you are already an asthma patient then you may have difficulty in breathing.
A piece of cloth helps to provide you a warmer or moist air that you can inhale and avoid any health issues.
Is Running in Winter Good for weight loss?
Weight loss is dependent on a lot of factors regardless of the season only. If you are consuming more calories than you burn, no matter in which season you run, you’ll not lose weight.
see more on running and weight loss
Well, experts say that running in colder weather can increase your metabolism, as your body has to work harder to maintain its core temperature. It means you burn more calories just by being in the cold outside? Ever wonder why we eat more in winter? that’s the same reason.
Of course, it’s important to take precautions when running in the winter to avoid injury or illness. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, stay hydrated, and watch out for slippery or icy surfaces. And remember that sustainable weight loss requires a combination of healthy eating habits and regular exercise – not just one or the other. So make sure you’re taking care of your body in all the ways that matter!
I’m Shafey. An avid runner since 2012. I am one of few people who like doing cardio instead of muscle building. I love spending time on treadmills, tracks, pavements, or any surface rather than exercising with dumbles.
With all those years of experience and spending the whole night reading blogs and researching different concepts of running. Learned a lot about new tips and tricks. In those years tried different running shoes (from $ to $$$). I got a great knowledge that can be shared with others. I may not be a professional running coach but YES an experienced runner who can guide right to beginners.✌️✌️