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Old 05-30-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question Jogging in the Winter?

Lately I'v gotten the idea in my head to start jogging, but as I live in the southern hemisphere, it's getting pretty cold outside. We don't get snow or anything that drastic, but cold is cold none the less.
I exercise regularly, although I've been slacking the last month so I'm a bit unfit at the moment. I have never gone jogging in my life.
I also have a tendency, like most, people to catch a cold (or six) in the winter.

Should I wait for spring to start jogging or just start as soon as I'm willing to brave the cold?
When jogging in winter, what are good ways of avoiding getting ill?

 
Old 05-30-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Jogging in the Winter?

Cold air does not cause one to get a cold. Exercising is a great way to boost your immune system helping you to avoid catching so many colds. Make sure you wear breathable clothing designed for running in cooler temperatures in order to be more comfortable.

 
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Re: Jogging in the Winter?

Dress in layers, so you can take something off once you start sweating. Warm up, don't run with cold stiff muscles. If you actually do get sick, take a break from exercising until you feel better.

Other than that, there's nothing wrong with running in winter. I've exercised outdoors when the temperature was -20C or colder, and never taken harm from it, as long as I dressed properly.

 
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Re: Jogging in the Winter?

Hello
I like to jog that was part of my daily routine....
thanks for some suggestions that you share...

 
Old 07-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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Re: Jogging in the Winter?

I tend to get a very runny nose while outside in the cold, so I'd always take some spare tissues in my pocket. I also would sometimes get sharp ear pains from my ears getting so cold, so I know I'll be looking into something to keep them warm! When all else fails, I use a treadmill indoors.

 
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