Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. The snow may present some challenges to your normal regimen, but there are several alternative workouts you can try to keep you moving in the winter.
While working out outdoors, remember to dress appropriately. You want to feel warm while exercising, not hot and sweaty. Layer your clothes for the best results: an inner, synthetic layer to wick sweat away, a middle insulating layer, and an outer layer of waterproof/windproof fabric. Avoid cotton, if possible, as it acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture. Don’t forget to wear a hat and gloves, in addition to sunscreen (no matter how cloudy it may seem).
Stay hydrated, no matter the workout. People are more susceptible to dehydration in colder environments, and water helps keep you warm. Always remember to warm up thoroughly and to take it easy. If you feel worn out, listen to your body and take a breather.
Reference: Prevention, “Cold Weather Ways to Burn Fat Fast!” November 2011. http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/cold-weather-and-winter-walking
Reference: WebMD, “White-Hot Winter Workouts,” January 21, 2005. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/white-hot-winter-workout?page=2