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Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter Is Coming: Amazing Ways To Boost Your Workout


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The days are getting colder, the nights longer and by the time you’ve finished this article it’ll already be dark. In all honesty, the last thing you want to do is leave your cozy Netflix nest, put your trainers on and go outside.

However, thanks to the following handy hints and tips you’ll soon be raring to head out into the fresh, frosty air feeling energized, alert and ready to take on the holidays!

Dress Smart

It may sound obvious but having the right gear can make all the difference as well as having a significant impact on your performance. The trick here is light layers that can easily be added/ removed in a breathable fabric such as polypropylene, followed by a few thin micro fleeces or wool jumpers which act as insulation.

Food Is Fuel

It’s vital in winter to eat, healthy well balanced and nourishing meals that’ll keep you going. Thanks to thermodynamics, hearty meals such as pasta bakes, shepherd’s pie, and bowls of steaming vegetable soup with crusty bread not only taste delicious but also warm up your inner core.

Winter Warm Up

A drop in temperature can be a bit of a shock to the system so start your warm up early by doing some jumping jacks, a light jog on the spot or even a few runs up, and down the stairs, indoors-any low-level aerobic exercise will do the trick!

Use The Buddy System

The best way to make sure that you stick to your workout plan? Grab a friend and do it together as many psychological studies have shown that social interaction increases motivation, plus who doesn’t love a good gossip while they’re pounding the pavements!

Get Out and About

We all know that having kids keeps you pretty busy so why not burn off all their extra energy at the same time as some good old calories? This time of year is perfect for nature walks, bonus points if you see a squirrel, football games or family bike rides. Of course, why not get into the winter spirit and take them ice skating?

Body Boosters

Winter also means cold and flu season, so it’s important that your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight off those nasty viruses. By taking natural herbal supplements like Echinacea you can help reduce symptoms, boost your immune system and, if taken early, it can lessen the severity of a cold or flu.

However, if you do get sick don’t panic as often a quick trip to the doctor can sort out any health queries or questions. Ideal for busy moms, the GetDoc app means you can make an appointment on the go via their user-friendly, secure booking system that lists both doctors and clinics nearby, as well as any specialty department you may need.

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Don’t stress if you find you are exercising less often than you did in the summer. Aim to do some form of aerobic exercise three times a week, but if you only manage two days at the same intensity and time, then that’s absolutely fine.

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