Don’t let winter weather stop you from pounding the pavement.  Believe it or not, cold weather is actually the ideal condition for your run.  The colder the weather, the less heat stress on the body, which makes it significantly easier to run.  Getting yourself to the gym is a challenge in itself and a treadmill at home can get boring that is why I love outdoor running.  The fresh cool air makes it easier for me to breath as well.  We tend to move less and eat more in the colder months, running burns significant calories and is therefore a powerful tool in maintaining and even losing weight during winter.

Running helps release powerful hormones that help combat this depression, increasing positive mood states during the cold weather months. Taking your run outdoors helps boost your mood which is why I love to run during the winter.  A lot people wait to run until the weather warms up, attempting to get a beach-body ready when it’s too late. Maintaining your regular routine, no matter what the weather, keeps excuses at bay and helps you stay on track for weight loss all year-long.