Sometimes finding the motivation to keep fit during the winter months is just too difficult. However, now is the best time to start.
Staying active during the colder months is a great way to beat the winter blues. Regular exercise will make you feel more energetic and help you to get out of your warm bed on those dark and cold mornings. Although it may feel like the worst thing to do, the benefits are worth it.
- Increase your bodies defence against winter bugs.
- Improve your sense of wellbeing.
- Get your dose of vitamin D
There are many ways of staying active whether you want to venture outside or stay indoors. If you prefer to exercise outdoors ensure that you stay warm by wearing several warm and breathable layers to keep the heat in. A lot of heat also escapes from your head and hands so consider wearing a hat and some warm gloves. You will also need to remember to warm up before exercising as well as after, however we recommend that you try and stretch indoors rather than outside as you could get too cold.
It is also important to remember to stay safe if you are exercising outdoors. If you are exercising early in the morning or evening try and keep in well-lit areas and ideally wear reflective clothing to ensure that you are seen.
If you are not too keen on exercising outdoors during the winter, it might be a great time to try something new. There are many other ways to stay fit and healthy indoors so for more information on how we can help you move more, get in touch and start today!