When it’s summer we usually try harder to keep fit, and finding motivation can be much easier.
However, when it is -15 outside, things can be a little different.
The reality of winter is that most times, our first thought is to warm up under the duvets or in front of the telly eating not-healthy-stuff.
So today let’s go through some good ways to stay slim this winter:
The first way to stay slim this winter is too fill up on fiber.
Of course we are all allowed a treat now and then, but it’s great for you if you develop a pattern of healthy eating.
Why? Because during the winter months we are more likely to pig out.
It’s true that in cold weather we’re more likely to crave carbs. After all carbs help to boost our serotonin levels, which tend to drop in the winter. But what’s the key? Think porridge, seeded bread, and oatmeal.
Think there’s nothing to do in the winter? Wrong.
It was actually quite funny when I tried listing all the activities you could do in winter to keep active. THERE ARE TONS.
Some of these activities are unique to winter and will make sure you stay slim and healthy all the way.
If you get a lot of snow where you live, did you realise the amount of effort (and sweat) than shovelling requires?
1 hour of shovelling = about 400 calories burnt. You may not have thought of this one straight away, but it counts!
Things become even easier when you have workout equipment at home.
Exercising for around 45 minutes 3-4 times a week should be no problem when you’ve got your gear, and you have a set plan.
Alternatively you may choose to hit the gym as soon as you finish from work.
I mean, who doesn’t find it hard to leave the house once you get home and comfortable? A good way to prepare for this is by arranging workout clothes that morning (or night before) and a snack to last you till you can get home and eat.
There's a little winter trick I like to call active TV viewing.
There’s always a way to keep active, you really just need to look hard enough.
There are quite a few sneaky and ingenious ways to incorporate exercise into your day.
What stops you from bundling up and going outside for a brief winter walk?
Do this for 20 minutes every day, and what a joy you’ll bring to your winter.
When the weather’s cold have some low-fat soup to warm up.
It’s very comforting but it will make sure that you don’t pile up all the unnecessary calories.
Soup eaters tend to consume significantly less at mealtime, so this can help you keep your diet in check.
Winter comes with its perks.
Have a go at activities such as Ice-skating, snowboarding, and skiing as another way to keep fit in winter.
This is perfect if you are determined on keeping fit, who knows, you may discover that winter is your favourite season for sport activities!
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