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Just because it's cold doesn't mean you need to go into hibernation mode or stop moving. Exercising in the winter can:

Increase endurance - In cold temperatures, your heart doesn't have to work as hard, you sweat less, and expend less energy.

Burn more fat - Exercising in cold weather can double the amount of fat you burn. According to researchers, when a peptide found in our muscles (called sarcolipin) is activated during exercise in cold temperatures, it helps your body burn more fat.

Keeps you from getting SAD - Regular exercise can protect against Season Affective Disorder. People can manage or avoid SAD with 30-60 minutes of exercise and 20 minutes of exposure to sunlight each day.

*People with heart disease need to be especially careful exercising outdoors in the cold. Cold weather can cause your heart rate and blood pressure to increase and force your heart to work harder*

Train inside in your school in your Fitness Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu programs! See you soon!

Michelle Caprio


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