Baby it’s cold outside
It’s been more difficult to get out of bed on these cold, dark mornings. At least, that must be the case judging by the lowered attendance at CF early morning classes… Remember, the hardest part is taking the first step! Once you get in a do a couple warm-up laps, you’ll be bright-eyed and shedding those extra layers of clothes you so readily donned before heading out the door. A few tips for working out in the colder weather:
– Layer it up! Wear layers of clothes that you can shed easily as you heat up and that you can put back on as you cool off before heading back home.
– Consider a breathable scarf or other piece of clothing to cover your mouth and nose. This helps warm and moisten the dry winter air before it hits your lungs. This tip is particularly helpful for some with asthma, where the cold dry air can really trigger symptoms.
– Ease into it: warm those cold muscles and lungs up gradually. Get a few gentle laps in on your own before class starts, even by walking laps around the workout floor. Your body will thank you when the true workout begins!