Stay active with cold setting in

0
3045
STAY MOTIVATED… With the cold weather settling in it can be easy to lose motivation to stay fit, but there are a range of activities you can do that can keep you motivated, including bowling, just like Dylan Beavis and Miller Smith, 3. Photo: David Lee.
STAY MOTIVATED… With the cold weather settling in it can be easy to lose motivation to stay fit, but there are a range of activities you can do that can keep you motivated, including bowling, just like Dylan Beavis and Miller Smith, 3. Photo: David Lee.

THE winter chill is starting to blow in and as it does it can deplete your motivation to stay active, but there’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in warmer weather.

Tips to keep in mind

– No heat and humidity to deal with

– You may be able to work out longer in cold weather, which means you can burn even more calories
– It’s a great way to take in the sunlight (in small doses)

– Exercise boosts your immunity during cold and flu season

Try these outdoor activities:

  • Brisk walking or hiking
  • Jogging or running
  • Raking leaves

Try these indoor activities:

  • Home workout circuit
  • Dancing
  • Active housework like vacuuming and sweeping
  • Mall walking
  • Bowling
  • Yoga or other fun group classes at your local gym, studio or community centre
  • Stair climbing

Stay hydrated

Don’t forget to drink water when exercising in cooler weather. Thirst isn’t the best indicator that you need to drink.