Keeping fit during winter is definitely one of the biggest yearly challenges. You’ve sorted your fitness routine during summer, but as soon as the days start getting colder and darker, you’re suddenly less motivated to go to the gym after work or start your day with a run. It’s fine, we’ve all been there. However, it’s important to still try and keep as fit as possible during the winter months so as to not reverse any of the progress you have been working so hard for during the rest of the year. Therefore, the following points will give some advice on how to keep fit during winter.
Keep Your Exercise Indoors
If the thing that’s stopping you from being active is the thought of being out in the cold, consider signing up for the gym or doing some home workouts rather than exercising outdoors. By doing this, you are preventing yourself from catching a cold while also switching up your workout routine too which can actually be really beneficial for your motivation and productivity levels!
Set Personal Goals
This isn’t just one for the winter months, but it might be worth tailoring your goals to suit what you really want to achieve when all you actually want to be doing is sitting on the sofa watching the latest Christmas film on Netflix. This could be anything from changing your workout routine to even just setting a goal for how many steps you want to reach that day – every little counts!
Remember to Eat Well
While it can be easy to use the excuse ‘it’s Christmas!’ whenever you’re eating something that isn’t the most nutritious, in order to still feel a certain level of fitness over winter, it’s important to eat well and look after your body when you can. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is especially true here – you’re not going to feel great if you haven’t been eating great! There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every so often but making sure you’re eating the right nutrients is vital to keep fit during winter.
Get your friends involved
Again, this isn’t just one for the winter months but if you’re not feeling too motivated, get your friends to join in with keeping fit. Arrange to go to the gym together or join a class. Time always seems to go faster, and it doesn’t seem as bad when you have company when exercising, so this is definitely something to consider if you’re struggling to get up and go!
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