Running coach and personal trainer Sally Lynch shares her pro-tips for running safely, sanely and in style this winter.

Winter running tips - IMAGE - Women's Health and Fitness magazine

Pro-tip #1
Get warm: Take an extra few minutes to get your muscles and joints warmed up. Focus on dynamic stretches like leg swings, body weight squats and walking lunges.

Pro-tip #2
Stay warm: Wear several thin layers of moisture-wicking fabric. This traps warm air between each layer and keeps you much warmer than one heavy layer.

Pro-tip #3 Be seen: If you run early morning or at night when it's dark, you should always make sure you have reflective gear on. Flashing lights are also a great way to make sure you can be seen by oncoming traffic.

Pro-tip #4 Have a plan B: If you don't have access to a treadmill, skipping is a great workout you can do indoors. Ten minutes of skipping has the same health benefits as a 45-minute run!


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