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?
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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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.