As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. And although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, winter shouldn’t be a time that your fitness plans hibernate—especially with all of those holiday treats around!
Regular exercise will make you feel more energetic, which should make it a little easier to get out of your warm bed on cold, dark mornings.
Your body’s defences will also benefit. There is some limited research suggesting that moderate exercise can strengthen the immune system, thereby reducing the risk of coughs and colds. However, more research is needed in this area.
If the shorter days are affecting your mood, being active can improve your sense of wellbeing.
You may be tempted to eat more during the colder months. Exercising will help you manage your weight better and keep your body in shape.
With the right attitude and mix of exercises, winter can actually be a fantastic time to mix up your workouts, get creative and even reignite your love of fitness. Not to mention, exercise can help you beat those winter blues! So get podding today!