Proven that training in cold weather makes you prevent wrinkles and lose weight

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on January 14, 2021

Proven that training in cold weather makes you prevent wrinkles and lose weight

According to a study conducted by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, training time in a cold environment reduces the possibility of getting the flu by 20 or 30%. In addition, it encourages the increase in the production of endorphins —the so-called happiness hormones— which would make you feel much more pleased and serene.

The most effective cosmetic for the skin

But that's not all, aesthetically it is also excellent for your skin, possibly even more than most wrinkle creams.

With the cold, we usually spend a lot of time indoors and the skin does not "breathe" at all. When you go for a run, you activate the microcirculation of the skin, especially that of the smaller capillaries, which are normally not activated and with this aerobic exercise you do to "unclog" and improve blood flow in all of them. As a result, the supply of oxygen is greater, as well as its corresponding elimination of toxins. Also, vitamin D, responsible for the development of bones and muscles, will be better fixed.

The body

If you are looking to lose weight and tone your figure faster, it is also a magnificent alternative. You will get an improvement in cardiac capacity, the immune system will be strengthened and more blood pressure will be gained.

There is also an increase in caloric expenditure. It is proven that no matter how much we sweat, we are not burning body fat since sweat is the thermoregulation of the skin. When temperatures drop, the consumption of fat is activated since in the cold the body needs to burn more calories to maintain body temperature and be able to exercise. We must also consider that at low temperatures we do not run the risk of dehydration, although that does not mean that we do not need water during our training.

Points to consider

Do not forget to warm up well for about 10 or 12 minutes, progressively in muscles and tendons in order to avoid injuries. It is also necessary to take into account if the training that we are going to carry out is going to be of a medium/high intensity or sustained with few recovery times so as not to lose body temperature.

On the other hand, don't forget to wear the right clothes. Experts recommend a minimum of three layers with light and waterproof garments: a hat and gloves cannot be missing, since they are areas where the body cools down earlier. You also have to control the surface on which it will be done since, for example, with ice, it will cost much more. You have to be very attentive to the footprint and where you are going to avoid slipping and falling.

At the end of the training, it is crucial to stretch since it can produce a shortening in the muscles when being cold that can lead to subsequent injuries.

What are you waiting for to start getting in shape today?

 

Source: ABC


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