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Warm up and work out

Winter has officially arrived, but don’t put your fitness and wellbeing on hold simply because it’s a little chilly outside (even if the pull of a Netflix binge is strong).

The first step when it comes to preparing for winter workouts is to start with the right clothing.

While it can be tempting to throw on a thick jumper or coat to stave off the cold, the body will heat up even when it is cold outside. Instead embrace the art of layering with breathable clothing that can be gradually removed as you warm up and popped back on when you cool off.

The most important layer is the base layer because as moisture on your skin evaporates it pulls much-needed heat from your body, which can lead to dampness, chills, muscle tightness and discomfort.

Do:
Wear synthetic or wool clothing next to your skin
Wear several thin layers you can add and remove easily and quickly so you don’t lose momentum.

Don’t:
Wear cotton clothing. It’s great for summer, but very bad for winter!
Wear one heavy sweater you can’t easily take off.

The core tends to remain warm while exercising outside, leaving your ears, cheeks, nose, and hands more susceptible to the cold, so top off your outfit with a pair of gloves and a hat or headband.

Thanks to Lululemon and Lorna Jane, there are plenty of ways to stay warm and fashionable while you’re working up a sweat!

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.

 

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