The best reason to exercise in winter
THROUGHOUT all the gyms and exercise classes over the country participation numbers drop off in winter.
Why? Well people tell me “it’s too cold”.
Well I’m going to try and convince you to toughen up, because the reasons to exercise through the cold weather are much more motivating than staying in bed!
I hear a lot of other reasons people don’t find time to exercise and I’ve covered them on my blog at www.resistitbands.com.
But today I want to concentrate on “It’s too cold to exercise” in detail. Okay – first things first. For all of you that are trying to lose a few extra kilos, reason number one for getting out of your warm bed is.... summer bodies are made in winter.
Don’t leave it until September or October to start trying to get back into shape.
If you keep exercising throughout winter you will be one step ahead of everyone else.
If that isn’t enough to get the doona off then how about these facts:
No fat tummies. Exercising in cooler weather uses more energy, so you use more calories, which helps keep the weight off.
So you need a little more convincing? Then how about this? Keeping warm. Exercise is the best way to increase your body temperature.
Even in really cold temperatures, you can get that blood pumping to warm your body. No more bad moods. Winter can make us unhappy and depressed.
Exercise naturally releases feelgood hormones that keep you smiling all winter long.
So not only will you be burning up the calories at a great rate, you will be smiling while you do it.
Say goodbye to sniffles and coughs.
Exercising through winter helps to keep nasty bacteria and viruses at bay.
Scientists don’t exactly know why, but they think it could be because you are strengthening your immune system.