- Long-sleeved everything: When you pick out your workout clothes, try to find things that will keep you covered from the elements made with insulating materials. That said, keep in mind that you're exercising so you'll get hot. Therefore dress yourself as if it's...maybe 15 degrees warmer than it actually is.
- Or just skip going outside: Luckily, we have an indoor gym so I could run on a treadmill or use the ellipticals when the temps fall below freezing. If it's too cold out, see if you can find an indoor gym and work out there. Even better, there are plenty of youtube videos out there that can help you get in shape in the comfort of your own home!
- Run with minimized windchill: If you must run outside (which, I get because running on a treadmill can make me feel like a hamster sometimes), try to run where there's lots of trees or buildings instead of the open air - it'll help minimize the windchill factor.
- Beware if you have Raynaud's Syndrome: The worst thing about having Raynaud's Syndrome, like I do, is that any attempt at running outside when it's under 50F degrees will result in my fingers tuning numb and swollen. If possible try to keep your fingers, toes, and ears covered. Even if you don't have Raynaud's, it's generally a good idea to keep these parts of your body warm.
Do you have any tips for working out in the wintertime?