Spinners take their class outside in the snow
Here are 3 reasons why you should workout outdoors this winter, too
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.
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.
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. (Photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
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