Now winter is setting in, it can be tempting to ditch exercise in favour of sleeping in, but by maintaining your training during the colder months you can reap the following great benefits:
It takes time to make a change
If you’re keen to feel great this summer, getting started early is crucial! Leaving it to the last minute will only exacerbate anxiety, as well as disappointment when you don’t hit your goals.
Establishing an exercise routine now means you’ll get at least three months’ worth of work in. It also takes a while for results to show and habits to change.
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You’ll Burn More Calories Outdoors
Your body has to work harder to regulate its temperature when you’re in cold environments, so you’ll actually burn more calories during winter than you would in summer. Same work = bigger result. It’s a no brainer!
You’ll Feel Happier and More Energised
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) peaks during the colder, darker months, and staying sedentary only exacerbates the effects of this.
Exercise gets your blood pumping, which carries oxygen throughout your body, refreshing you, leaving you more energised, able to think and focus more clearly. Plus the rush of endorphins will help keep you feeling happy and healthy!
You’ll Help Fight Overeating
There’s nothing like getting your body moving to motivate and encourage you to eat well – and we all know how easy it is over indulge when we’re cold!
Exercising throughout the cooler seasons will help keep your eating on track, ensuring you are well-fuelled for whatever comes your way, without the worry of the winter bulge.
You Can Keep Focused on Your Fitness
Too often people let their fitness slide during winter, and then it’s a frantic struggle to get back on track once spring rolls around.
By consistently exercising throughout winter, you’ll ward off the dreaded winter kilos, and ensure you’ll feel fit and healthy year round.
So grab those trainers, lace up and head outdoors for your best winter yet!