We can all agree that keeping fit over the winter months is a trial that most of us fail. It could be the excessive amounts of chocolate, the lack of team sports, or the weather keeping up indoors, either way we all struggle to keep the pounds off during these frigid months. If you are looking for a way to minimise the winter chub this year then look no further, as here are five ways to help keep fit during the cold and wet winter months.
Wrap up for the colder days
It may seem obvious, but if you want to enjoy your favourite outdoor sports when the weather is poor then circumnavigate around that issue by keeping yourself warm and dry. If you have a craving to kick a ball around during a rainy day then invest in a good quality waterproof, or if you want to go walking during the chilly morning breeze then treat yourself to a new fleece-lined jacket, or whatever you need to keep yourself moving in comfort outdoors.
Take us some snow sports
If the weather is truly Arctic then take this as an opportunity to get out and enjoy the chilly climate. People pay good money to go on snowboarding or skiing holidays, so if you find yourself with some good snow coverage and a decent hill nearby then take full advantage of it, or if you are a bit more traditional then simply go out and enjoy the thrills of some sledging, you may as well make the most of the weather while you can.
Learn some indoor sports
If dealing with the cold is proving too much to handle then I have another great lifehack for you, just take yourself indoors. Squash, rounders, gymnastics, weightlifting, swimming, the list of ways to keep yourself fit while indoors is endless, so sign yourself up for some sessions and get ready to enjoy a wide variety of activities.
Enjoy the night-time
If the nights are growing longer and longer then why not take full advantage of this and learn to enjoy it? the winter skyline can offer you some gorgeous sites to behold, so take the initiative and find some hobbies that will get you out in the evening. You could go hiking or outdoor swimming (though make sure you are doing it safely and somewhere you know), bird or animal watching, or even enjoy your favourite sport on a lit-up field, the choice is up to you.
Work out at home
Finally, the option that anyone can do, working out from the comfort of your own home. Since the pandemic kept us indoors, we have all been inundated with home workout routines, so why not dust off your roll mat and enjoy a yoga session, or get some dumbbells and have a nice weightlifting workout. Do whatever works for you and will keep you in top shape, the main thing is you keep moving during these months where it is very easy to fall into inactive habits.