In a way, fitness can be seen as a seasonal practice to some. During the Spring and Summer months, it seems to be “all systems go” for most, as those in search of better health can be seen training basically everywhere, from the park to the crowded city streets. As many see it, if the weather feels good then they feel good, leading to increased motivation for exercise. What do you do then when the weather isn’t great or it starts to get cold out?
While not applicable to all areas, a hearty portion of the nation goes through cold and breezy seasons for nearly half the year, so how does one cope, especially physically? Well, thankfully we live in a day and age where plenty of resources are at our disposal so that the cold and damp need not scare any longer.
Indoor Running Track
What people seem to miss most when it first hits these Autumn months is the ability and freedom to exercise within the capacity of the outside world. With basically endless space, one could keep walking, running, jogging, or any combination of the three for as far as they’d like. While not as scenic, indoor running tracks aren’t exclusively for sprinters or marathon runners, and can be utilized for the same feeling of limitless running — all while staying in the warmth and comfort of the indoor air.
While one wouldn’t immediately consider it, indoor pools at a local gym or fitness club are a great method of getting the cardio that the body needs while still maintaining comfort. With a locker room and shower, this makes it actually more convenient than an outside stroll, seeing as how everything is easily accessible in a central location. On top of all this, swimming is already considered one of the better overall exercises towards training endurance and resistance.