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Here are 3 reasons why you should workout outdoors this winter, too


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Israelis won't let a little cold weather stop them from spinning.Israelis won't let a little cold weather stop them from spinning.Photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images
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Think being locked in a warm gym during spinning class is grueling? Try telling that to these Israelis, who spent their Friday morning spinning in sub-freezing temperatures.

The class was held at the bottom of Mount Hermon, the tallest peak in Israel and a popular ski resort in the country.

But don't feel too bad for them, OK? They'll actually be getting a much better work out than if they were indoors. Here's three reasons why that is:

1) You'll burn more calories

The body works harder to generate heat in the cold, and it has to burn more calories to do that. If that doesn't boost your mood then this next one should:

2) You'll be happier

Maybe not immediately, but as you get going and the body works harder to stay warm, you produce more endorphins, which make you feel all giddy inside.

3) It's safer

Heat can take its toll on the body and zap it quickly of vital fluids. This can happen much slower in cold weather, though it's still important to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. So get going now and once the weather warms up you can take a break.

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Spinning classes have become a popular form of exercise in recent years.Spinning classes have become a popular form of exercise in recent years. (Photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)The Friday morning spinning class took place at the bottom of the tallest peak in Israel, Mount Hermon.The Friday morning spinning class took place at the bottom of the tallest peak in Israel, Mount Hermon. (Photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

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