As we approach the end of the year the weather is getting cooler, and we need to adjust accordingly.
Here are a few things you can do to stay prepared:
✅ Dress warm: Also, dress to stay dry. Moisture wicking clothing is a better alternative to cotton clothing.
✅ Layer up: Dressing in layers will keep you warm at the beginning of your workout, and allow you to adjust as you warm up as you get into the main portion of your workout. Remove layers as you heat up.
✅ Dynamic warm up: stretching and loosening up are important to include in your warmup (especially with the colder weather). Adding in activities/exercises that warm up the entire body such as jumping jacks, bodyweight squats, and pushups are a great way to get your body warmed up and ready. Choose movements that closely mimic the work you're about to do.
✅ Drink water: As the weather gets colder that means the air becomes drier. Staying hydrated will protect your skin from becoming dry and cracking. Moisturizer is also a good supplement to staying hydrated.
✅ Protect your extremities: Wear a headband, gloves and even a scarf to protect your face, ears, nose, hands and fingers. When it gets cold, blood is shunted to the core, leaving less blood available to the extremities... keep them warm and adjust as you heat up.