What you Need To Workout In The January Weather
Ok, so the Gyms are all closed and working out has to be done from home or a run out around your local roads once a day. If you want to continue with that January health kick planned in those 2021 resolutions, you need to make the most of your home, garden (if you have one) and the local roads. Some of us like to stock to that work out DVD in the comfort of our own home, but for the rest, gym time is an opportunity to get out of the house. If you want to start running or working out outside in the January elements...but don’t know what to wear, we have got you covered.
1. Layer Your Tops
The focus needs to be on layering your tops, don't just wear one extra thick one. Start with the crop sports top and bra, then add a thermal moisture wicked long sleeve top, followed by zip fleece or comfy sweat. If the weather is particularly cold, take a wind proof- light weight jacket that is not too heavy. Moisture wicking prevents sweating from giving you a chill.
2. Wear a Hat
Yes...this isn't just to make you look super cool and stylish, recent studies show that 10% of your total heat is lost through your head. Wearing that hat is a big part of keeping warm. Pick a style that you can squash into a pocket if you feel the heat is getting too much.
3. Leggings and bottoms
Legs produce a lot of heat when running in the cold so you will need less layering on your bottom. Choose moisture wicked leggings and if it is VERY cold, maybe add a pair of track pants on top.
4. Lip balm
Avoid chapping and wind chill on your lips by applying plenty of protection on your to your lips - Vaseline or good quality lip balm will really help with this.
5. Cream Your Face
Your face could really do with a layer of moisturiser or a light weight barrier cream for very cold conditions. This can also be a good idea for you hands as well.