How To Stay Warm When Working Out Outside
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people out of the gym. With home and outdoor workouts becoming the norm, you want to be sure you’re ready to keep the fire going once the colder weather hits. If you’re looking for some tips, read this article on how to stay warm when working out outside.
Dress Warm and Dry
When the colder weather arrives, people instinctively begin to dress more warmly. Scarves, jackets, and hats become a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. However, when it comes to working out outside, it’s not just about warmth. While you still want to be sure to put on warm clothing, you want to be sure you’re choosing fabrics that will keep you dry as well.
Cotton is a great fabric for staying warm, but it can quickly become wet. If you’re wearing cotton and other fabrics prone to soaking up sweat, you increase your chances of developing hypothermia. Instead, go for a dry, synthetic fiber. Materials such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene are great options since they dry quickly and don’t lock in moisture.
With your dry clothing, you’re going to want to layer it up. Consider adding a jacket or throwing on some gloves. A scarf can protect your neck as well as your chest. The fabric of these materials doesn’t matter as much as the first layer of clothing you wear because the under layer will sit directly against your skin and keep it dry, whereas the material you layer up with sit away from the skin.
With cooler weather, your body may not seem as thirsty as it would be during a hot weather workout. Don’t let your body fool you. Instead, be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Your body loses fluids just as quickly in the cold as it does during the warmer months. Don’t let yourself get dehydrated just because you don’t feel thirsty.
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