Brrr. Baby it’s cold outside! Let me just hibernate. I think we can all agree that once the temperatures start to drop, it is so much easier to come up with excuses to not exercise and stay active. However, during the winter months is usually when we should be more active. Not only it is helpful to stay healthy all year long, but it helps keep off the extra weight from all the food we eat during the holidays, not to mention the mood boosting effects exercise has to help ward off the winter time blues.
Find ways to keep yourself motivated and make it fun! Here are some ideas to help keep you active and staying fit during the winter months:
1. Strength in numbers.
2. Get creative at home.
3. Get outside for some snow fun.
Whether it is in your own neighborhood or up in the mountains, take full advantage of the snow! Bundle up and go have fun with some common winter activities that are also a great workout!
When the weather outside it frightful, and they days short and dark, do not make that an excuse to neglect getting some fitness in. Staying active will help keep you healthy, help manage your stress levels, and give you the feel-good endorphins boost that you need to keep you going this winter.
What are some ways that you stay fit during the winter months?
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.