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Why Exercise In The Winter?
Exercising during winter is equally important as exercising during summer, even though we’re quite aware that it’s a lot harder. During winter we tend to move less and therefore it’s not a surprise that we gain some unwanted fat.
If you’re a person who loves to exercise outdoors, use the change of weather as a time to try something new and change up your own workout plan. Map out a new routine at the start of each season and find a different way to stay in shape because there are thousands of ways to stay active. Prepare for winter by buying a package at the local yoga studio or purchase some personal training sessions at the gym or even register for a yoga teach trianing program.
If you’re used to exercising after work or in the evening, try to make adjustments and workout in the morning. At the end of the day, you’re more likely to opt out of exercising if you’re tired and stuck in traffic because of bad weather. Exercising in the morning gets your workout out of the way so you relax at night and get cozy on the couch.
Here are some suggestions that can be helpful for you to stay in fit in winter months.
- Go Running
You might think it sounds crazy, but believe it or not, there are plenty of enthusiasts who just love running during the winter. All you need is a good pair of winter shoes and warm clothes, and you’re ready to burn some calories. You might also want to find a jogging companion, just to make things more fun.
- Go To A Gym/Yoga Studio
Though going to the gym/yoga studio might prove extra difficult in those cold, January days, it’s still worth the effort. Pack your bag with a pair of sport sneakers, an old t-shirt and you’re ready to get your blood pumping. If you’re not a lifting-weights enthusiast, join a class, as gyms/yoga studios tend to offer a ton of fun exercise sessions. No excuses; just do it.
- Exercise At Home
Why not, there are plenty of exercises you can do at home; from sit-ups and squats, to push-ups and planks. All you need is motivation, and since you don’t want to go out, at least maximize your efficiency at home. Keep in mind that 30 minutes per day is more than enough.
Since your activities are reduced during the winter chill, it’s more important to watch your nutrition. We’re not saying to become obsessed with BMI and calories, but just pay more attention to vegetables and fruit, and less to fast food and sweets. Not a big deal.