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How to Stay Active During the Winter

How to Stay Active During the Winter

Staying active is easy when the sun is shining, the weather is warm and the days are long.

However, this soon changes the moment winter rolls around.

With winter comes short days, rain, wind and the cold.

We can all agree that these are far from ideal conditions to be staying active.

Simply, very few of us feel like exercising or working out during the winter.

If you’re someone who enjoys doing so usually, this can be a problem.

Luckily, there are a tonne of different ways to stay active during the winter.

It’s just a case of knowing where to go and what to do.

Wrap Up Warm and Head Out on a Walk

There’s no reason for you to huddle up inside, just because it’s cold and wet outside.

Instead, wrap up warm and head out on a walk.

This could be a walk around your local area or a walk in the park with the dog.

Walking is a fantastic way to stay active, without putting too much effort in.

There’s no need to buy any costly equipment and it doesn’t take a long time at all.

Try a Fitness Class or Join the Gym

In a bid to boost how active you are this winter, why don’t you try a new fitness class or join the gym?

When it’s cold outside, knowing that you can head somewhere warm to workout could be all it takes to encourage you.

A lot of gyms have special offers on during the winter, so it’s well worth keeping an eye out.

Walk Short Journeys and Opt for the Stairs

Keeping active during the winter really doesn’t need to be the time consuming task that a lot of people initially assume it to be.

By making a few small changes, you can hugely boost the amount of movement you do on a day to day basis.

For example, take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator.

It’s also worthwhile to walk short and easy journeys, instead of just jumping in the car.

As you can see, staying active during the winter can be simple and easy.

Rather than being put off by the weather, find ways around it.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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