Stay Safe This Winter

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Staying motivated over the winter is a tall task in itself. There’s nothing better than curling up at home and comfort eating when the weather outside is miserable, but breaking your fitness routine can have detrimental effects. Staying disciplined over the festive period is important; the Christmas parties and social gatherings bring with them added temptations. To counterbalance the added calorie, you’ve got to keep going to the gym.


Driving to the gym in adverse weather conditions can make using the roads quite dangerous. Thankfully, have just released a really useful e-book offering tips to stay safe on the roads this winter.


The e-book includes stats from a recent study of 750 people which reveals that people spend more time in their cars during the winter, but, in general, don’t take any extra precautions. Darker nights and icy roads increase the risk of having an accident so taking extra care is imperative.


When driving in the rain, visibility can be seriously reduced. Stopping distances also increase when roads are wet, so make sure you enough space between yourself and the car in front. Fog is also a major hazard when on the roads. Chill recommend that drivers should only drive in fog when necessary and fog lights should always be used. Rather than driving through the fog to get to the gym, why not go for a run on the roads? Foggy mornings are a great time to hit the roads. Just be sure to wear reflective gear!


Just like taking care of your body, taking care of your car during the winter can also reduce the risk injury. Be sure to check your tyres are in good condition ahead of the winter and if you’re not sure, ask a professional.


Check out the e-book for more tips on staying safe on the roads this year.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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