The coach said that in order to run in winter, the body must adapt to low temperatures
Coach and sports physiologist Nikita Skripnik, in an interview with Lenta.ru, revealed the rules for safe running in winter.
According to him, you need to remember that the load should be adequate, regular and increase smoothly. “The frosty climate is not a natural environment for humans. It takes time to adapt to a lower temperature, both in terms of thermoregulation and the efficiency of pulmonary gas exchange,” said the trainer.
Skripnik also advised not to demand high results from himself right away. “In winter, the load on key physiological functions is higher, and the main sports indicators are reduced compared to those that a person demonstrated in the summer,” he said.
The specialist added that running in winter is an activity of increased injury risk, since in cold conditions the load on the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system increases. You need to be attentive to the preparation for the race, do not forget about the warm-up and consult a doctor in the presence of chronic diseases.
The sports physiologist also noted that for those who do not play sports, it is better not to start with winter runs. “For beginners in running, it is better to give preference to a more comfortable climate: spring or autumn. The ideal solution would be to start training under the supervision of a specialist, ”concluded Skrypnik.
Earlier, a pediatrician named the best sports for children who often get sick. “A good choice would be skiing, biathlon, figure skating and hockey,” said the expert.
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