As it gets colder we start to hibernate, letting out fitness routines fade, instead replacing it with time in front of the fire. Although this is the easier and sometimes more inviting option, it is important to continue exercises throughout the colder months. You may just have to approach your exercise differently or find a new exercise mode during winter. Taking a 3 month leave of absence from your exercise routine can have a serious impact on your health not only physically but mentally.
There are plenty of indoor options that you can enjoy such as yoga, gym classes, aqua aerobics and home exercise (walking stairs, body weight circuits);however winter doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising outdoors, you just have to be prepared. The most important thing to remember is to stay warm. Ensure you have the correct clothing that will help keep your body insulated and minimize wind chill and think about time of day. For more tips and ideas about how to stay active and warm this winter have a look at the links below:
The winter survival guide:
Why you need to embrace exercising in the cold: