How to get started?
Running in the winter isn’t as tough as it looks to be. It’s just that you should b aware of certain things like- what to wear, right nutrition and what are the risks involved.
Tips to effectively run in winter:
Choose your clothing:
Warm Socks: There are certain important points that must be considered while choosing socks in winters. When you run in winter’s socks do get wet, while running snow meets up with body heat results into wet snow. Thus:
- Socks should appropriately fit in your shoes
- Wool socks are ideal
- Do not use cotton socks
- Synthetic fiber is also a good choice
Shoes: For running in winters your feet must be dry and warm. To keep your feet warm these are the certain points that must be considered while purchasing shoes.
- Choose water resistant shoes
- If you are expected to run on ice use snow specific running shoes.
- Use rubber harness shoes with steel coils and spikes
In winters actually you will feel two temperatures. One when are stepping out of the home and one during running. So these are the certain points that must be considered:
- Wear warm tops on your regular tee or tank. Once you are warmed up you can remove it.
- Windproof and waterproof jackets
- Jackets with bright colors and reflective areas
- Use running tights bottoms.
- Use wind briefs
- Use ear warmer or headbands to cover your ears.
- Consider a face mask to protect your face.
- Use gloves to keep your hands warm.
Always remember eating those extra fat consuming recopies can increase your fat and makes your body lazy. Thus, maintain a proper healthy and balanced diet.
Understand when to take it inside:
If the weather is too hazardous, one can use treadmills or can opt for a gym.
How cold weather running is good for health:
- Winters is considered to be an ideal weather for running.
- It helps you to maintain your weight.
- Running in the winter also prevents you from seasonal affect disorder.
- Running in the winter prevents from this seasonal slowdown of metabolism.
Health issues: Breathing in winters is harder than usual, which makes an air-flow less easy. People suffering from asthma should be aware of it.
Busy Roads: Beware if are running on the shoulders of the road.
Slipping: During winters you can observe smoggy drops. So, keep a close eye and slow to the areas you are unsure about.
How to overcome these risks:
Staying safe is the most important. Running in winters include certain risks. These are some points that should be kept in mind while running in winters.
- During winters it gets dark earlier. Adjust your timing, either you can go for lunch hour time or if you wish to go for a walk in dark.
- Wear reflective clothes
- Carry a flashlight
- Choose safe areas for running
- Avoid treacherous trails
- Avoid raccoon-infested areas
- Ice: Ice is a thing that is unpredictable. You can see some ice but you cannot see the whole. So
- Keep a close eye on the area.
- Do not use ice spikes on paved.
- Slow down on penguin walk areas.
- Don’t use the part that you are not sure of.
- Avoid busy roads: Running on the shoulders of the busy road can be harmful. In fog the vision becomes less and the most hazardous is snowplows gets deposited at the shoulders of the roads.
- People with breathing problems must carry a pump or should go for inside exercises.