If you live in an equatorial region or in the south you may not have much idea of the horrors accompanied by the extreme winter weather. In such situations a single snowflake from the sky is not a bliss but looks like punishments of hell. Running over slippery roads is not only risky but could be pretty dangerous as well.
The possible consequence of severe winter weather could be a power failure for about several hours that may reach three to four days. Naturally this means that even the heater cannot protect you against severe cold. When you run the risk of getting frost bite, running outdoors is not recommended.
The plumbing may well be affected by the extreme weather and the pipes may get frozen and you may be out of usable water. Also like other catastrophes, extreme cold may affect the roads and transportation.
Why the outdoors get unbearable
A snow storm will affect the roads to a great extent. Accumulated snow will cause driving near to impossible because the roads get slippery and the engines become very difficult to work in the cold.
Since the outdoors get really unbearable in the extreme chills and you might not be available any transportation, you will be most probably stranded in some area until he weather calms down somewhat. However, shunning physical activity is not a solution. Instead, you can use a treadmill while staying indoors close to the heater.
Running indoors to stay warm
In the extreme weather, agriculture is affected to a great extent and there might be shortage of food and eatables in the markets. Crops ruined, import and export disrupted, supermarkets not supplied with the eatables, you will be lucky to have any meal at your table. Besides food, tremendous amount of physical activity will increase metabolism and more heat is released as a result. Physical activity of any kind is useful in winter. However, running is a type of cardio that enjoys a special edge.
A chilly winter might sound exciting for outdoor running adventure but it could be pretty dangerous if you are stepping out without proper gear.