Training in winter can seem like a daunting task. While exercising indoors is always an option, training outdoors during the cold months also has many benefits. Keep reading to find out what these are.


  1. You can train for longer

In colder temperatures you can train for longer as your body does not use as much energy, which will increase your overall endurance.

  1. Good exercise for the heart

Cold weather makes your heart work harder to help pump blood to your extremities in order to generate heat. This results in a good workout for the heart, and a strong heart muscle.

  1. You burn more calories!

Woo hoo! Your body has to work harder to keep you warm. As a result, you burn more calories.

  1. Vitamin D

Exercising outdoors will help you get your daily dose of Vitamin D. This sunshine vitamin will help keep you healthy, strong and happy!

  1. Build better habits

Exercising in the cold can help you build the habit of warming up before exercise, therefore decreasing your risk of muscle injury during exercise.

  1. Maintains your health during flu season

Regular exercise strengthens your immune system so it can help fight off the flu

  1. Helps avoid winter weight gain

In the colder months it is easy to turn to comfort food. This results in us putting on a little extra weight. Maintaining a good exercise routine can help combat this.

So there you have it! There is no excuse to stop with your exercise routine during the cold months. Keep your eyes peeled for our next blog which will give you tips on how to train in winter!