It’s hard enough to get up and out for a run when it’s a balmy 70 degrees outside. But subtract 40, 50, or more degrees and it’s damn near impossible. However, skipping your workout or retreating to the treadmill aren’t your only options. In fact, sucking it up and getting out in the cold can actually be even more beneficial than running in more comfy temps. Some experts say you can run longer and further in the cold—thus, burning more calories. What’s more, dealing with the cold encourages your body to turn white fat into calorie-burning beige fat, according to research. So if you’re ready to stop being such a wimp and suck it up already, here are seven tips to maximize your chilly sweat sesh, courtesy of Mile High Run Club Coach John Henwood.
There are benefits to be had by sucking it up and getting out there in the bitter cold.