Regular exercise for some during winter can be daunting. The task can seem especially hard if it means exercising outdoors.
But that shouldn’t be the case, according to Head Coach Dave Scott-Thomas from the University of Guelph’s Speed River Track & Field Club.
“ I don’t think there’s much of a difference between winter and other times of the year, personally,” says Scott-Thomas. “You just make it a regular part of your life and get out the door.”
Scott-Thomas coaches Olympic athletes, including marathoners Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet – an impressive resume, and a reliable source for fitness advice.
“I don’t think the weather’s that daunting, you prepare for that. But you need it to be habitual. You want it to be social – connect with friends and make it a regular part of your routine.”
Here are some ways to better prepare yourself for outdoor exercise:
With files from Sana Ahmed.