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Three strategies to stay fit in autumn and winter

The cold weather discourages many people from keeping fit and ignores the benefits that can be obtained at this time of the year

By Shah HussainPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
Three strategies to stay fit in autumn and winter
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During the fall and winter months many people overeat and remain in a sedentary lifestyle because the cold temperatures discourage them from exercising and eating properly. The reality is that during autumn and winter the cold weather favors an introverted temperament and people of all ages tend to prefer to stay indoors. When it comes to eating, more calories are ingested and that is normal.

In this context it is key to realize that the tendency to sedentary lifestyles and the tendency to overeat can be controlled and modified. It is true that during cold days there is a depressive tendency, but physical activity lifts your spirits immediately. It is logical that at this time of the year you feel a little hungrier, but you should not overeat simply because it is cold.

Here are 3 strategies to stay fit in autumn and winter.

#1.Proper mental attitude

A good mental setup can keep you in shape

First of all you should know that you can stay in shape in the coldest season of the year. Low temperatures can't be more important than your nutrition and fitness routine. Being aware of the obstacles that exist is good but you should not stay stagnant. You need to look for solutions or start with something that is not extremely intense: you can go for a walk every day. The first day you do a little and every day you increase the distance. Some people even go to sleep in their sports clothes so that the next day it is easier to go out and exercise their legs. Any physical activity you do is fine, because whatever it is, it will keep your mind and body in harmony. The first day you get something productive done, celebrate it. When you set goals and accomplish them, you will feel energized and you will feel, above all, that you are capable of doing what you set out to do.

#2.Eat well

Feeding can be controlled even in cold weather

During the coldest time of the year, people feel they can afford to eat a lot more. The reality is that it is logical to want to eat a little more, but you should not mistreat your body by introducing calories it does not need. In case you need advice to achieve any of your goals due to lack of knowledge or willpower, do not hesitate to consult a nutritionist who can guide you and help you in your new goals. The key is to adapt your diet to your lifestyle. Several studies assure that you need 21 days to incorporate a habit. What really works is repetition. In order for healthy eating to become a routine, you need to insist. In the end, you will make your brain lean towards the healthiest food without having to make this choice.

#3.Training in cold weather

Training in winter lifts your spirits

Training during the fall and winter can be a little more difficult, but if you do it you will reap huge benefits for your body and mind. One of the easiest ways to make sure you stay on track during the fall and winter is to sit down on Sunday night and mark the days you are going to work out. Also keep in mind the possibility of working out every day. When writing it down, you should eliminate the "maybe" factor and make it a definite goal. You can even go a step further and write down what exercises to do. The training session is at least one hour, but if you don't reach that length it doesn't matter. If you work out between 30 and 45 minutes, that's fine too. If you want to strengthen your commitment to physical activity you can add weekly or monthly goals like running races, playing a game of tennis or adding any other sport.

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About the Creator

Shah Hussain

i am a physicist (Ms physics) and freelance writer, who have 5 years of experience in the field of freelance writing. I also offer paraphrasing/rewriting services to my clients.I love to work on subjects like Teaching & fitness, fashion...

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