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Old 04-17-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Go for a run when it's 98 and over 90% humidity.
100x easier, more doable, and better for you than when it's -40 outside.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Well, if this were true, then how is it that the richest and most productive places in the world are generally in colder climates?
Yup, if we're talking work and productivity, then climate is not a factor. Exercise and fitness doesn't even favor warmer climates based on the obesity maps/studies that have been presented earlier in the thread.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I agree with your point on culture and socioeconomics that def is the majority of it but hot summers do make people lazy and not want to work out.
But exercise levels in the United States peak in July and August....
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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But exercise levels in the United States peak in July and August....
Swimming and indoor gyms my guess, doesn't really effect me I play basketball year round
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Swimming and indoor gyms my guess, doesn't really effect me I play basketball year round
Or running, perhaps. Most people aren't running during July daytime peaks. They are running either in the morning before it gets too hot or after work when the sun begins to set.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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The answer is..yes. Living in a 4 season region lots of friends and family call the winter months 'down-time' because we pack so many activities and vacations between may - sept.

Come holiday season (Nov - Jan) people around here enjoy sitting inside watching the snow fall or lighting up the indoor fireplace. Rent a cabin up north and drink.

Then everybody gets stir crazy come March/April. Its an endless cycle.
There is simply less to do.

Im an active guy so I frequented the gym. some people snowboard and ski.
Again...yes.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Go for a run when it's 98 and over 90% humidity.


It always makes me laugh when some people think when the temps drop, people in colder climates stay inside their homes for months and don't do anything outside. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people that love when it's cold and snows as they do a wide range out outdoor activities. Ice fishing, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, riding (snowboard), snow shoeing, ride snow mobiles, play outdoor hockey, etc.
And it makes me laugh when people like you think that people are just as active in winter as they are in the summer months. Hate to break it to you if you take all four seasons, places that truly have all four seasons, the one where people are the least active is definitely winter, and you know that, don't deny it. Yes there are people that like the cold but they tend to be a minority. If people love the cold so much then why are there so many people fleeing to warmer places like Florida in the winter? If they really enjoy that winter weather and the activities they can do outside then why are people so in need to get out on a plane and go out to the beach come January?

Answer me that and then let's see how it holds water.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:29 PM
 
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And it makes me laugh when people like you think that people are just as active in winter as they are in the summer months. Hate to break it to you if you take all four seasons, places that truly have all four seasons, the one where people are the least active is definitely winter, and you know that, don't deny it. Yes there are people that like the cold but they tend to be a minority. If people love the cold so much then why are there so many people fleeing to warmer places like Florida in the winter? If they really enjoy that winter weather and the activities they can do outside then why are people so in need to get out on a plane and go out to the beach come January?

Answer me that and then let's see how it holds water.
Understood, but the point of the thread is comparing cities with "cold" vs "warmer" climates and whether living in a cold climate city will make you lazier than warm climate cities. Yes, having nice weather means you will get out more, but thats just one facet. Its quite possible that even though a cold weather city will having freezing cold temperatures, it is offset by summer, and milder climates in between. So while the warmer weather=active and colder weather=lazy, may have some truth, living in a colder climate will not necessarily mean you will be more lazy than living in a warmer climate. And that explains colder climate cities appear on "Top Active" city lists you see in earlier posts.

And also, the original post of the thread brought up "productivity", and some of the most productive cities in the world in would be considered "cold" climate cities.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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Understood, but the point of the thread is comparing cities with "cold" vs "warmer" climates and whether living in a cold climate city will make you lazier than warm climate cities. Yes, having nice weather means you will get out more, but thats just one facet. Its quite possible that even though a cold weather city will having freezing cold temperatures, it is offset by summer, and milder climates in between. So while the warmer weather=active and colder weather=lazy, may have some truth, living in a colder climate will not necessarily mean you will be more lazy than living in a warmer climate. And that explains colder climate cities appear on "Top Active" city lists you see in earlier posts.

And also, the original post of the thread brought up "productivity", and some of the most productive cities in the world in would be considered "cold" climate cities.
I totally agree. My thoughts, cold winter days make you lazy as do hot summer days. I still stand by my opinion that it has more to do with the culture of that region and socioeconomics than weather. SoCal has few obese people. That ones that tend to be obese there? They come from poorer demographics. If it weather were SUCH a factor in obesity rates and laziness then no one should obese there.

I think people are just being dumb on this thread. A really hot day and cold winter day BOTH make you lazy. Comparing which does so more is tricky because everyone is different and some tolerate the cold better than the heat and vice versa. But IMO weather has very little to do with obesity rates. Yes, it's definitely a factor but a very small one. For the most part Mexico as country has weather that is always warm desirable year round but it is one of the most obese nations. Russia is pretty darn cold and also has one of the highest obesity rates. Again I think this has more to do with socioeconomic status and culture than weather.

For ME I prefer the hot weather, it makes life easier.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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And it makes me laugh when people like you think that people are just as active in winter as they are in the summer months. Hate to break it to you if you take all four seasons, places that truly have all four seasons, the one where people are the least active is definitely winter, and you know that, don't deny it. Yes there are people that like the cold but they tend to be a minority. If people love the cold so much then why are there so many people fleeing to warmer places like Florida in the winter? If they really enjoy that winter weather and the activities they can do outside then why are people so in need to get out on a plane and go out to the beach come January?

Answer me that and then let's see how it holds water.
Your point is nice and all, but you're making the false assumption that I said people are just as active in the winter as in summer. I never said people are just as active in winter as in summer. Go ahead and re-read my post and maybe you'll understand my point a bit better.
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