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Fit Life Advice 6: Out in Strong Winter Cold

We had a phase of cold barreling into Europe straight down from Siberia (and Canada and the USA have seen “bomb cyclones,” as they are now popularly called).

With climate change, there’s a chance this will happen more often – and when things get bad, we won’t worry about fitness activities out in the cold.

Now, though, it makes for a good addendum to this advice here, to consider strong cold…

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Fit for Winter… with the Center for Mountain Combat

All the advice on winter running is meant to motivate and help go out in the cold season, live a fit life and dare to go out.
Ideally even to learn to take on the challenge and the beauty of winter, which is an extreme situation, but not only an extreme.

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Fit Life Advice 5: Hydration & Nutrition in Winter Running

It may be an actual advantage to go running in winter – as long as you do it appropriately in regards to clothes and exertion level – as it is cold, and you don’t have to sweat so much.

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Fit Life Advice 4: What About the Cold Air?

One of the small and usual concerns with running in the winter: Wouldn’t breathing in all that cold air be bad for one’s health?

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Winter Running. Mountain Day: Up the Feuerkogel

In my engagement with the cold, and the running in it, mountains play a role. Of course.

As I live at the very end of the Alps, where there is more of the Hungarian Plains than even of hills, their role is unfortunately limited. First, I have to be able to get to some mountains…

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Fit Life Advice 3: The Other “How?” of Winter Running – How Intense?

So, you have found your Why of winter running? Or avoided it successfully in favor of the practical How and found your right clothing-microclimate balance?

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Fit Life Advice 2: Clothing (and Shoes) for Winter Running

The issue with winter running: What do you wear to handle the cold (and deal with slippery surfaces, if you get those)?

Or so it seems. Worrying only about handling the cold is, too easily, a way to go wrong.

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Fit Life Advice: Winter Running’s Why. Or How

The cold of winter is a strange thing:
Of course it is uncomfortable and not the easiest of conditions to handle.

It is also bracing and energizing; it shows our need for a balance that is not static but gives strong impulses, between challenging cold and comfortable warmth.

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Let’s Talk Fit Life…

Fitness cannot only be understood as two hours of training a week, it has to be a state and a process that shows across daily life.

It serves not just for one aspect of a life – to lose weight, to gain muscle,… – it is an improvement in quality of life and usefulness.

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