When the temperatures start to plummet, it can be tempting to burrow into our duvets only to return when the sun has resurfaced. The last thing on our minds is donning our t-shirts and shorts and heading out on a run – no chance!
Many people’s fitness levels drop in the colder months as we lack the motivation to exercise. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. These top tips will help you stay active this winter.
Don’t give up
Once the dark nights arrive and the temperature hits single figures, many people give up on the outdoor sports they usually love. There are other alternatives to ditching your outdoor pursuits though.
If you’re part of a sports team, you could move the game inside a fitness centre in order to shelter from the elements. However, this isn’t always necessary – some sports can still be played outdoors.
If it’s lighting that is preventing you from playing, why not pick up some portable floodlights? Available from Polimil, these bright LED lights will instantly illuminate the court or pitch, allowing you to remain outside in the fresh air.
The most important thing to remember about keeping active outdoors is to dress appropriately. Shorts and t-shirts won’t keep you warm, while piling on layer upon layer of knitwear may not be beneficial either.
Instead of opting for your chunkiest clothing, wearing a few thin layers can be much more effective. These will be great insulators while you can still easily remove any should you get too hot.
If your hobby of choice is running or cycling, you’ll need to take adequate precautions to ensure that you are seen when exercising during those dark nights and early mornings.
High-visibility clothing and garments with reflective strips will help to keep you seen. Make sure you have working lights on your bike too, as without them you can easily be missed by motorists.
For more information on staying safe while cycling in the winter, check out this guide from Halfords.