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Tips for Transitioning to Winter Workouts

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Winter is almost here, and the temperatures are getting colder outside. While this time of year brings many wonderful things, it can also wreak havoc on your fitness regimen. Even the most hardcore exercise enthusiasts often struggle to stay motivated and maintain consistent workout routines once it gets cold.

There are a variety of reasons why you may find it harder to exercise in the winter. If you regularly exercise outside, you may find that the cold weather prevents you from getting your favorite workouts in. For others, the short daylight hours may take away their motivation to stay active.

Regardless of the reason, it’s critical that you maintain a solid fitness routine all winter long. Not only will exercising in the winter keep you in shape and prevent you from gaining weight, but it will be beneficial to your heart health.

The following tips can help you power through the winter doldrums to maintain an exercise routine that will keep you healthy during the cold months.

Tips to Help Motivate You to Stay Active

If your primary problem is staying motivated to exercise in the winter months, the following tips will help you fight through this cold weather malaise:

Tips for Exercising Outdoors in the Winter

If you want to exercise outdoors during the winter, the following tips will help ensure you’re working out safely:

South Denver Cardiology Can Help You Establish a Heart Healthy Winter Workout Routine

At South Denver Cardiology, we’re committed to helping you maintain optimal heart health year-round. In addition to diagnostic testing to identify signs of a heart condition at their earliest stages, we also offer a variety of health and wellness services. Our Medical Fitness Gym provides you with a place to stay active and fit indoors during the winter months. You can also talk to our certified exercise specialists for recommendations on how to safely exercise outside during the cold weather.

For those interested in pairing a heart healthy diet with a new winter fitness routine, we offer nutritional counseling services to better understand how the foods you eat impact your heart health.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at South Denver Cardiology Associates, serving the South Denver area and Littleton, with locations in Englewood, Denver, Parker and Castle Rock.

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