How to Stay Fit and Healthy in Winter
Unless you’re someone who can generate an income online and you perhaps choose to escape to one of the cheaper, warm-all-year-round locations such as Southeast Asia, at some point you need to find a way to get one over the winter season. Winter typically comes with more than just the cold. The cold brings with it somewhat of a disruption to the growth and development trajectory of our lives, as we tend to automatically default to the closest thing to pure survival mode we can get to!
When commuting, for example, you’re pretty much in a rush to get out of the cold and into a more comfortable environment. However, we all know about how phenomena such as the perennially persistent flu virus thrive in the very confined spaces we ironically seek to escape to.
The cold of the winter seems to have an infinite number of ways to put a damper on our lives, from pretty much neglecting any dress and fashion sense you might be known for, all the way to neglecting a good eating plan you might have started as part of your positive resolution to live a healthier lifestyle.
It’s hard enough trying to get out of bed in the morning, even if you know you need to go to work, school, etc, let alone trying to get up during the weekend to perhaps set the tone for a day that will have you sticking to some kind of exercise regime as well.
With proper planning and some willpower, your health doesn’t have to suffer an annual blow with each winter season that arrives, ever punctual as a star. By no means is it going to be easy, but all it really takes is working at incorporating some new, positive habits into your lifestyle.
Travelling is a good interest to pursue, in spite of the common mantra that winter is never a good time to choose to travel.
When you travel, choose a destination at which you will be encouraged to take part in some outdoor winter activities to keep active with, such as some backcountry skiing in Colorado, perhaps. What this will also do is force you out of the comfort zone which is very easy to fall into during winter, which is of course that of stockpiling a familiar selection of ingredients with which to prepare those famous winter dishes. They’re notoriously fattening and encourage a culture of stuffing one’s face in front of the television, taking precious time away from a much more active lifestyle that is a lot better for your health.
Ultimately though, staying fit and healthy during winter comes down to a little bit of a lifestyle adjustment, which may very well be minor, but is every bit as significant in its impact. For instance, if you know you won’t have the motivation to hit the gym after work, why not wake up earlier and hit the gym before you start your workday and before you can use a lack of energy as an excuse?