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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dont let the cold weather put a freeze on your workouts

                   With the temperatures plummeting this time of year, many of us tend to hibernate inside our homes. Hibernating is for bears, not for fit junkiea like us so get out of your bed and warm yourself with so physical fitness.

                 As humans it's important to stay active through all four seasons. At least half the population does not exercise during the winter season.Just because it is cold outside doesn't make it open season for an excuse not to exercise. I know for me it is a depressing time because I look in the mirrow and tell myself I need to go to the gym, but I am too lazy to go out in the cold to walk over even. I know I will feel 10 times better if I do, but its hard to get the motivation when you know that during this season you are covered with so many layers you cant even tell that you are getting out of shape.

               I am not saying that you need to hit the gym as hard as you would to get that summer beach body but it is important to stay toned for your health and so you are not struggling to play catch up when the spring rolls around. There are multiple exercise options one can choose to participate in regardless of what the outdoor thermometer reads. Depending on your location and likes, you can choose to workout inside or outside.
               If the thought of getting outside to exercise makes you dive under the covers, instead choose an indoor workout option. Swimming is a great exercise to get a full body workout that makes you feel fast and light. there are many fun exercises your can do such as water aerobics, walking, or running laps in the water. With many holidays approaching with the winter season, most people go to the mall or the stores to do some shopping. So if you are going to the mall to shop, you might as well spend a little extra time to walk around and burn some calories.

                      It might seem like the season to stay in the house and keep to yourself, but actually it is the perfect time to get out and meet new people. There are many walking group that become active during the cold season. Or, you could join a health club and change up your physical activities every week.

                By staying fit during winter you'll be able to avoid gaining weight, have a head start on swimsuit season. We need to continue to stay healthy for ourselves because winter is a season where people can easily fall into depression. So if you keep active and pick your energy up, you will be more productive and have a positive attitude.

Keep Sweating It!


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