The winter months are almost upon us, and that’s when we spend most of our time indoors, waiting for the warm weather to come back. Since we are the most inactive during the winter season, it’s the perfect time to start setting and completing fitness goals. So, instead of continuing your regular winter routine, why not make this winter your season to get healthy.
Be One Step Ahead of Everyone Else
The most popular time people decide to get back into fitness, or even start for the first time, is spring. Not you, because you’re already halfway there… because you decided to be one step ahead of the crowd. What else are you going to do during the winter season?
Scientific Reasons Why It’s Better to Exercise in the Winter
Okay, maybe being one step ahead of everyone else isn’t enough for you to get active. So, here are some scientific reasons why:
- Your body burns more calories in the winter. When you’re cold, your body rushes to warm itself back up, and to do that; it needs calories to burn.
- Working out in the cold might help you train longer and harder. The heat puts so much stress on the human body as it is, then you’re working out in the hot weather. So, when exercising in the cold, your body doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain it’s temperature. Plus, your risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke decreases in the cooler weather.
Whether you start now, or later, being physically active is vital, and not just the physical aspect of it, also the mental aspect. Exercise reduces stress, and when stress is reduced, high blood pressure is reduced as well. Exercise can also prevent diseases, and injuries, and also help with pre-existing illness, and injuries. So, there is no reason why you shouldn’t start today.
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