Yes, we know. It’s cold. But on the plus side it’s not an ice rink outside, and it hasn’t been snowing, so that’s a bonus!
According to the American Heart Association, winter workouts outside in the fresh air are a great way to take in small doses of sunlight, which can help to improve mood and help with getting your daily dose of vitamin D. Winter exercise boosts immunity during the dreaded cold and flu season. A few minutes a day can help prevent simple bacterial and viral infections, according to the CDC.
According to studies, you can increase your endurance whilst training in the winter.
Dr. Tenforde explains that ‘in colder temperatures your heart doesn’t have to work as hard, you sweat less, and expend less energy, all of which means you can exercise more efficiently.’
Feeling hot hot hot!
Summer workouts are nice, sure, but they’re far inferior to the feeling of a hot face, and sweat droplets in the middle of winter. That feeling when freezing cold, but your body is acting as a little furnace and keeping you nice and toasty – nothing beats it! And with your improved winter endurance, you’ll have to work even harder to get a sweat on, so you’ll be burning extra calories at the same time.
Billingsgate – home of the world famous Billingsgate Fish Market, is the ideal spot for a workout (not in the actual fish market, obviously). You’re overlooking the River Thames between Tower Bridge and the city of London and directly opposite the Shard – it is the most iconic place to exercise. Also, it’s super handy to get to as it’s minutes from Cannon St, Monument, and Tower Hill stations, to name just a few. It is so accessible and centrally located. And hey, you could even go home with a couple of pounds of salmon for dinner after!
From Silent Disco Fitness parties, to Core Crusher and Box Fit workouts in the park, there’s something for everyone.
The perfect temperature
When it’s cold, your body regulates its temperature even better than usual. So you can work harder, and for longer, and you can potentially burn even more calories – ideal!
So there’s no time that’s more perfect than now to book yourself onto an outdoor workout class this winter, and explore Billingsgate at the same time.
As always, stay fit, happy and healthy.
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