Stay injury-free when exercising in the cold weather
After a lovely autumn, winter has finally arrived…. with a BANG!
So I thought it would be good to share with you some tips for exercising in the cold. In cold weather you are more likely to injure yourself because your muscles take longer to warm up. Follow these tips and stay injury-free.
Spend at least 5 minutes doing a gradual warm-up:
- 5-minute gentle jog
- Star jumps
- Knee raisers
- March on the spot
Start your run at a gentle jogging pace. Build up your speed very gradually.
Make sure your run is along well-lit paths so that you can see any ice.
Enjoy the crisp, fresh air!
Cool down very gradually with lots of stretching. This is really important. Don’t skimp on the stretches.
Once you’re indoors again, enjoy a hot drink and maybe a little treat to congratulate yourself for persevering with your running schedule, despite the weather!