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It's good to keep exercising during colder weather to keep your immune system strong.  We either bundle up or, on icy mornings like this one, stay inside and workout on resistance equipment.

 

What are some other ways to get a workout in the colder months?

 

 

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@HammH Smiley Happy Nope, I posted that because I think it's true. (Also true: my moving average is faster than yours.... Smiley Happy )

 

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Epster wrote:

That said, keep this in mind:

 

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You just posted that because you're moving average is always better than mine .


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 Here now, a trio of memes to encourage you along your fitness journey:

 

 

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DH and I will do one long, exhausting training ride (say 60-70 miles) on Saturday, then take a shorter, easier paced ride (say 30-45 miles) on Sunday. As long as no muscles are complaining. If muscles are complaining, we'll walk at 3 MPH instead of ride. And if our weekend workout leave us pooped, we skip Monday's mini-trampoline routine. Experience has shown us what works for us.

 

It's all about knowing your body and learning what the various pain messages mean. If, for instance, our thighs or knees hurt from excessive hill climbing rides, walking is exactly what we need the next day, as it gently stretches those muscles and joints. 

 

Other times, we need to take a day off of training and let our bodies rest.

 

That said, keep this in mind:

 

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Most competitive athletes follow a stress and recover training program and so should you, even if you don't compete in sports. To make muscles stronger, you need to exercise intensely enough to damage them, and to increase your ability to take in and use oxygen, you need to exercise hard enough to become short of breath. However, several recent studies show that if you don't follow your hard workouts with easy ones, you may suppress your immunity to increase risk for developing infections such as colds and increase your chances of injuring yourself.

 

Your immunity is lowered by taking too many consecutive intense or very long-duration workouts, not taking enough rest periods, and not stopping a workout when your muscles burn and hurt or you feel excessively tired.

 

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How Muscles Heal after Intense Exercise
Muscles are made up of hundreds of thousands of individual fibers. To make muscles stronger, you have to damage them. Then when they heal, they become larger and stronger. You can tell that you are damaging a muscle during exercise by the burning you feel in the muscles, and the soreness you feel in that muscle on the next day. If you take an easy workout when your muscles feel sore, your muscle will become stronger. If you take an intense workout on sore muscles, you can tear them and become injured.

 

 

 

Seniors with hand weights.jpgListen to Your Body

• Try to alternate harder workouts with easy recovery ones on consecutive days.
• If you are training properly, expect to feel sore every morning when you wake up. If your muscles feel better after a 5-10 minute warm up, take your planned workout.
• If you don’t feel better during your warm up, go home because continuing to exercise will only increase your chances of injuring yourself. 

 

 

 

 

Read the entire article, and get the nitty gritty here: http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/how-exercise-affects-your-immunity.html

 

 

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