Baby, it’s cold outside! Not just the words to a famous song, this is also reality when you’re in the middle of the winter season. If you read our last post, you saw that we started a discussion on the benefits of working out in the cold weather. You read about how cold weather workouts boosts your immunity, helps you quickly burn more calories, and more. Go back to read it by clicking this jump.
In today’s part two, we’ll be covering even more reasons why you need to go for the cold weather workouts. If you’re searching for a new gym, a new challenge, or even free fitness classes in Raleigh NC, call Invoke. We’re the best gym in Raleigh for CrossFit beginners, experts, and all levels in between! See a new you in the new year with CrossFit Invoke. Get started on your journey by clicking here to learn more.
More Cold Weather Training Benefits
Going Harder, Longer
Want to increase your stamina and endurance levels? Training in the cold will train your body, and especially your lungs, to maximize each molecule of oxygen, and use it more efficiently, based on research from a Northern Arizona University study. Your overall athletic ability will increase, and you can possibly become 29% faster when running.
Circulatory System Boost
Want to give your heart a harder and more healthy workout? Then cold weather workouts are the way to go. Not only will your entire circulation system get a boost, you’ll also be reducing your risks of heart disease and heart attacks. Furthermore, working out in the cold increases the effects of the whole body workout, so your overall health and well-being will also improve.
Fights Off Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D., is a real thing. It effects many people each year with what most refer to as the winter blues. One of the biggest reasons is that there are fewer hours of sunlight during the winter season. That means there’s also less natural vitamin D available, as we get this valuable vitamin mainly from sunlight. Furthermore, most of us would rather be inside and comfortable when it’s cold out, instead of freezing while trying to workout outside. Again, getting less natural vitamin D from sun. This can really affect a person’s mood, and can actually create seasonal depression in some people.
By forcing yourself to train outdoors, you can combat these feelings of being down during the winter months. Research from Duke University found that cardio can reduce depression symptoms four times more effectively than using antidepressants. Combining this research with being outdoors, in the fresh air, soaking up the sun’s rays, means you’ll be happy all winter long.
Do you want to get in incredible physical shape? Need to lose a few pounds? Start your new year training off on the right foot by calling Invoke. Keep reading to see how we can help.
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