Fitness tips after the l-o-o-o-o-ng winter.
Naperville Sun/Cindy Eggemeyer's fitness column:
Cindy Eggemeyer: Be smart coming out of fitness hibernation
By: Cindy Eggemeyer
April 2, 2014
I love being outdoors. There’s nothing like feeling the sun on my face. But this past winter, with its long stretches of frigid temperatures and icy streets, sent even this diehard outdoorswoman indoors more than usual.
And I wasn’t alone. The typical January surge in people at the fitness centers doing weight training or using treadmills and other equipment was noticeably greater this year. I suspect that, in warmer months, many of these people are out walking, running, biking or otherwise moving their bodies while enjoying some fresh air.
But other warm-weather fitness enthusiasts take a break from their active lives once winter hits. After long, tiring commutes in stormy weather, they come home, grab the remote and curl up on the sofa until spring. Even a trip to the gym seems unappealing.
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