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Active Winters After Weight Loss Surgery

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Active Winters after weight loss surgerySpringtime seems to naturally foster fitness goals, but winter in Dothan tends to have the opposite effect. It can make you feel lethargic and force you indoors for months. Don’t let cold weather be an excuse for not getting fit after weight loss surgery. It’s that time of year – time to find ways to workout despite the cold.

Make Layering Part of Your Workout Strategy

Once you get moving, your body will burn energy and warm up naturally. The trick is to stay warm until you get to that point. The most practical approach is to dress in layers when you exercise. This means you can peel off a layer as things heat up. It is better to wear two or three light layers than a heavy sweat suit with nothing on underneath.

Dress for the Weather

Dress smart in bad weather, as well. If there is snow, for example, wear clothes that will protect you from the wet ground. Winter introduces potential complications like frostbite. If you are working out, you might not even notice how the wet is affecting your toes. Wear proper, slip resistant shoes and put on several layers of socks to keep your feet as dry as possible.

Ideally, you should find a way to workout indoors if the ground is covered in snow or ice. If you must go outside, remember to protect your hands and face. Wear a facemask that covers your nose but doesn’t interfere with your breathing. The exercise will warm up your core first, leaving hands, feet, and the tip of your nose cold.

Stay Active in the Brisk Air

Keep moving when outdoors. This is important anytime you work out but becomes more critical if it is cold. When you exercise, you sweat. If you slow down in the bitter cold, your body will lose heat faster, because your skin is damp.

There is no reason you can’t be active during the winter, just be smart when you exercise in the cold.