With days getting shorter and colder, the winters are an absolute nightmare for fitness freaks. The lifestyle changes, work pressure, and unhealthy eating habits can take a toll on your physical fitness and mental well-being. Moreover, all that holiday weight you gain only adds on to your misery. Fret not, we have the tips to help you prepare your body for the battle with winter.
Track your calorie intake
Excited for the big Christmas dinner and New Year parties? You have good food, good company, and a lot of alcohol, of course, you will overeat (though it does lead to an upset stomach later!) In case you don’t want to add on extra calories then ensure to follow the Whole30 diet plan that will make your body feel great.
Say no to canned goodies
The cold weather is not very good for the stomach; it slows down your digestion and metabolic activity. Moreover, all that extra fat and high-calorie dishes only contribute to your body weight. Try limiting the use of canned goodies and switch to an organic diet of fresh fruits and veggies. Include much fiber in your diet, this not only improves digestion but is also great for flushing out the harmful toxins from the body. Also, cut down on alcohol and drink more water to keep your body hydrated and energized.
Sweat it out
The colder the days are, the more difficult it will be to get out and hit the gym. Oh the dilemma, to leave the warm and cozy bed or got out for a walk (most choose the former). We have all been there. Plan a rigorous workout and burn all the calories you have gained over the holidays. Include a lot of cardio, pushups, lunges and squats if you want to shed those kilos quickly and get your hot summer body back.
Try out the winter sports
Winter sports such as ice skating, snowboarding, and ice hockey are among the most popular outdoor activities for sports enthusiasts when the days turn colder. Ensure that you have the proper equipment and are dressed in thick winter clothing so as not to get a nasty case of pneumonia later.
The bottom line
Winter does not agree with everyone, no matter how many layers of clothes you wear the shivering persists. The cold is not for everyone. Keep the party indoors.