Should I Exercise on a Rainy Day?

Should I Exercise on a Rainy Day?

Rainy weather inevitably leads to less exercise - the cold weather makes you want to stay in, bundle up, and drink something warm. But if your daily exercise routine involves the great outdoors, don't let a little chilly weather keep you from getting fit! Even scientists agree, cold weather is great for exercise.

Japanese researchers released a new study published in the International Journal of Medicine that showed exercising in cold weather actually leads to more fat-burning. Skin and internal body temperature, oxygen consumption, and heart rate were all measured, and in rainy conditions, the amount of energy required to exercise was higher than in normal, temperate conditions. More energy used means more calories burned.

A warning, however: athletic performance can be compromised in colder weather, so exercise with caution. But, do exercise. You'll get a lot more out of it.

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