With this polar vortex weather most of us will be experiencing over the next week or so, a reminder that winter exercise takes some preparation to keep it safe.
Check the weather forecasts for the time you will be outside. We know it'll be cold, but if there's a chance of rain or wet snow try to exercise indoors for the day. It's easier to get hypothermia when your clothes get wet.
Dress in layers. Avoid cotton , which can retain moisture against the skin. try layers of synthetics which "wick away" moisture. Layers can be removed as you begin to sweat and then replaced as needed.
Drink your water. Cold weather leaches moisture from more than your lips. You lose moisture through respiratory fluid loss(vapor breath) when the temperature dips. Although you may not feel as thirsty as in the heat of Summer it is vital to get enough fluids.
Keep in mind, too, that stop-go activity like running-walking-running creates sweaty then cool down conditions. This can lead to clothing getting soaked with moisture then rapidly cooling off as you revert to lower activity levels. If you're not running the whole time, it's best to go at a slower, steadier pace to keep your body temperatures more even for your entire outing.
Hats, gloves and proper footwear for the activity and the weather are going to put you that much further along on a happier/healthier cold weather session.
I'm actually getting it today. It dropped from 68 to 48 between 2:30 and 6 pm yesterday, then way down into the low 30s overnight. Only supposed to get to 51 today and drop throughout this week and into next. Yours should be hitting you today, Judy so get ready. It comes in on wind, so watch yourself and stay warm.
Wow, did everyone fall off the edge of the world today? I guess I'm wondering more if everyone is ok? this cold snap and all, and I read that there have already been some fatalities from the weather and people not being ready for it.... Is everyone ok? I hope you all are just hunkered down under the quilts and keeping warm.
Helene, funny thing is, it makes perfect sense to me. Because these are the exact same ball exercises that rehab has Michael doing right now to get him back into shape for work. Although his is more for upper arm and shoulder strength, so he does a lot of ball push ups too.
You've been gaining weight, can't seem to figure out where it's coming from...here's the facts, and the cold, hard truth. It takes 3500 calories to gain a pound. That's why that morning fluctuation on the scale doesn't mean much..unless it settles over time on the higher number. Over time. Because it would be hard, although not impossible, to consume 3500 Extra calories, over and above your normal 1100 to 1600 calories per day. Why? check this out
This is an image of 3500 calories worth of food. Now, eat this on top of your other meals.... see what I mean? But , over 3 days or a week, sure. It's completely "do-able" to eat this much extra. This is the reality of a pound gained. or a pound lost.
It is up to us to find the courage and the willpower to "just say no" to those extra helpings.