While some daylight is returning, the temperatures are still pretty cold. Weather like this often causes one to feel sluggish. But staying active during the cold weather months actually has a lot of benefits for your physical and mental well-being. Here are some benefits of staying active and some fun ways to keep moving throughout the rest of winter.
Benefits of staying active:
Exercise is a natural mood booster, releasing endorphins that combat the winter blues and elevate your spirits.
Regular physical activity keeps your metabolism humming, even in the face of winter’s sluggishness.
Winter is prime time for colds and flu, but staying active can help bolster your immune system and keep you feeling your best.
Ways to keep moving:
Ditch the treadmill and embrace the chill. Go for a brisk walk or jog in the crisp air.
Hit the ice rink or grab your sled or skis. Winter sports are a fantastic way to get your heart rate up and have some fun.
If you have room, turn your living room into a temporary gym. You can find a number of exercise routines to try on YouTube or through a fitness app on your smartphone. If you don’t find yourself motivated to exercise at home, join your local gym and hit up the classes or equipment there.
So, this winter, resist the urge to hibernate. Lace-up your shoes and keep moving. Your body and mind will thank you for it!