Best tips to staying active all winter long

As we make our way through November and into the winter months, it’s no surprise that getting outside becomes more challenging. Between the shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter weather often makes you want to avoid that trip into the cold altogether. But at the end of the day, we all have places to be, so we’re here to help you get to where you need to be, as quickly and safely as possible.

Our team has you covered with the best tips and tricks for staying warm and active all winter long.

Light It Up 

This tip is essential! With daylight savings in full swing, walking or biking outside after the sun goes down can be a safety hazard without proper visibility. Make yourself visible to vehicles and other pedestrians by adding lights or reflectors to your bike, person, or dog if you have a four-legged friend. 

Plan Ahead

Finding your best running, walking, or biking route ahead of time is helpful, especially when it’s dark out. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can help you do this. Under Armour’s MapMyRunMapMyWalk, and MapMyRide apps are great whether you are mapping your everyday commute to work or discovering a new route for your next leisurely bike ride. 

Stay Hydrated 

Plenty of water/fluids is just as important in cold weather as in the heat. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Dehydration happens quickly in the winter from sweating and the drying power of the stronger winds. Don’t forget your water! 

Layer It On 

Wonder why your hands, feet, head, and ears get so cold in the winter? When your body gets cold, blood flow concentrates at your body’s core, leaving your extremities vulnerable to feeling cold. Depending on the temperatures, be sure to grab a hat, gloves, scarf, and thick socks before you head outdoors. Here are some recommended items for those outdoor adventures this season. 

We hope these tips help you stay warm, safe, and active this winter! If you have any questions or need help planning your best walking or biking route around Tysons, be sure to reach out to the Go West Alex team at Info@gowestalex.com.