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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 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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Out Winter Running: 24H Burgenland Extreme-ly Different

The 24 Hours Burgenland Extreme has, from its inception, been a fun extreme.
Walking, running, crawling – whatever you have to do – around the Neusiedler See lake in the middle of winter is definitely quite crazy.

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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 – a fit 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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