EXERCISING IN THE COLD
Many people are surprised to know that water replenishment and staying hydrated is just as important in the cold as it is in much warmer environments.
The fact of the matter is that water is lost as vapor as inhaled during cardiovascular exercise and other activities that help you to ultimately lose weight. There is also a risk of losing too much body heat once you are done exercising.
To best be prepared to exercise in order to lose weight fast while living in cold environments, make sure to dress in layers to insulate body heat and drink plenty of water. Also wear a hat to limit the amount of body heat that escapes through the head, which is where most body heat is lost from.
Outdoor exercises in extreme conditions requires additional planning in order to remain healthy. By taking a few extra precautions and being aware of how your body is reacting to a particular environment will help you reduce the risk of problems associated with extreme environments.
For additional information on training for exercising in extreme environments, check out the book “Desert Marathon Training: Tips for Beginners” by Dr Peter Windross.