Winter Workout Tips
During the cold, damp months of winter, many people find it easy to slack on their fitness goals. However, pushing through this time will help keep all of your goals within reach. Here at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we want to stress the importance of remaining active year-round to not only stay in shape but to keep your overall health in check.
Take Time To Warm-Up
Any time you begin physical activity, it’s essential to take the time to stretch out and limber up. However, with the colder temperatures of winter, this task becomes even more crucial. By performing a proper warm-up, you’ll increase blood circulation and loosen up stiff muscles, preparing your body for physical activity. Some of the best ways to warm-up include:
- Dynamic stretching.
- Briskly jogging.
- Stationary cycling.
As previously mentioned, staying hydrated when working out should always be of utmost importance. However, some people have a more challenging time keeping track of this during the winter. When your body needs fluids during the hotter time of year, it’s easy to notice. You’ll likely be drenched in sweat and have feelings of thirst. This is not always the case during the winter, as colder temperatures can make it more challenging to feel thirsty. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend carrying a full water bottle with you whenever you’re physically active, so you don’t find yourself in a position without fluids.
Additional Tips To Consider
Here at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we want you to stay healthy, which is why we are providing tips that will hopefully motivate you to step-up your fitness game this winter! Some additional things you should consider during your winter workouts are:
- If your body gets tired or begins to feel sore, take ample time to rest.
- When choosing to work out outside, dress warmly and in layers to help regulate body temperature.
- Avoiding working out in icy or snowy areas.
- Consider finding a workout group to help you stay motivated.
While we hope that you stay safe throughout your fitness endeavors this winter, we will still be here to provide you with the care you need should an injury occur. If you would like to learn more about avoiding injury or if you want to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact the team here at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation today!