Your top cold weather fitness tips.
When the temperatures drop and the dark nights draw in, it’s easy to fall into the habit of staying indoors and pushing away your fitness goals. However, just because winter rolls around doesn’t mean you need to give up exercising. Sure, a trek to the gym in the cold seems unappealing, but winter is a great time to inject a little fun in your workout. Here are some easy ways to break a sweat over the cold winter months.
Take a walk. Even something as simple as walking can help you stay active. Wrap up warm and take a walk around your neighborhood or park, and you might be surprised at how refreshed you’ll feel.
Move more in everyday life. Being active doesn’t always have to mean sweating it out. Making little, conscious decisions to get up and move can work wonders for your health. Park your car further away from the store, take the stairs instead of the elevator, get up from your desk to walk around – the possibilities (and benefits) are endless.
Find ways to workout indoors. If you don’t want to leave the cozy interior, there are still plenty of ways to get active. Workout DVDs, hot yoga, boot camps, exercise classes, and apps are all great ways to get you moving!
Make it fun. It’s easy to cancel your exercise session when you’re not motivated to do it. To combat this, find the exercise activity that you enjoy doing. Take winter as your time to enjoy different classes, gyms, or instructors. If the treadmill bores you, try a Zumba class. If you are finding the winter days tough, join a yoga studio. Try something different so that you can look forward to your workout!
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