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Exercising during the winters requires extra precaution and is usually more demanding on your body. Even a minor decrease in core body temperature can affect your muscles enough to make them quiver and will thus impede your performance. Plus, it will also put you at risk of sustaining other severe injuries.
During this time of the year, suffering from sprains and strains is fairly common as the low temperature causes for muscles and the surrounding tissue to go cold. In order to exercise accurately during the winter, you need to accustom your body to the cold climate. To accomplish this, you should start off by working out alternatively in the gym and outside for a week or so, until you feel like your body can handle the outdoors well enough.
In the winters increase your warm up time by an additional 10 minutes. This will ensure that your muscles are properly warmed up and loosened up for the activity. Idyllically the best and safest way to exercise during the winter that will surely restrict your risk of sustaining serious injuries is to adhere to an exercise regimen all year round. This will allow your body to adapt to physical activity in general and hence will also help it to acclimatize to the cooler conditions much more quickly.
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