Eight degree mornings with rain pelting down outside is enough for most people to hit the snooze button.
But to be your best you have to be different than the rest.
Here’s the Top SEVEN reasons why you MUST maintain a regular exercise routine throughout Winter. Stay motivated to push through the winter season and be sure to have your bikini body ready for that first beach day!
Pull out this list when you need some motivation and a little nudge.
1. To Boost Your Immune System
Physical activity will help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, flu or other airborne illness. Exercise causes changes in antibodies and white blood cells (the body’s immune system cells that fight disease).
People who exercise regularly are 50% less likely to call in sick to work. A regular exercise program reduces colds and upper respiratory infections.
Seriously, do you have time to get sick this winter? If you are like me and have to stay on your A-GAME regular exercise will help you avoid a trip to the doctors surgery with every other sick person coughing up a storm!
2. To Look Great
You don’t have to give in to a fluctuating body size based on the season. Just because it is winter, you don’t need to put on your “winter coat”.
Exercise firms your body, improves posture, burning fat, preventing future fat storage and even makes your skin glow. If you want to be looking your best ALL YEAR ROUND regular exercise is the answer.
3. To Have More Energy and Sleep Better
Anyone who exercises regularly will tell you that they are more energetic, less easily irritated and are more peaceful.
In winter when the mornings are darker and it’s harder to surface from your bed having that extra energy boost will help you surface and be ready for the day fresher.
Not only do you get the extra energy boost during the day, exercise also wears you out helping you sleep a lot better at night. If you need more time under the covers jump into bed an hour earlier at night time, cuddle down and enjoy a full night restful sleep.
4. Reduce Aches and Pains and Slow the Aging Process.
Long hours sitting at a work desk can put pressure on your back and cause muscle wastage due to inactivity. Maintaining your workout schedule during winter will help avoid back pain and keep the core muscles strong. By strengthening muscles in your back and core, you’re able to use exercise to reduce joint/back pain and overall aches.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to fight aging. When you age your body loses muscle and bone density, while the loss of both are drastically reduced with regular exercise. Exercise also helps reduce inflammation.
Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program, especially if you have chronic joint pain.
5. To Ease Depression and Improve Mental Health
It’s called Winter Blues for a reason – shorter days, colder mornings and people dropping like flies with the flu, it’s easy for depression to creep in. However, exercise has been proven to reduce depression – sometimes even as effectively as medication. Just chalk this up as yet another amazing benefit of exercise.
Another mental health perk – Exercise has been shown to improve memory and other cognitive functions, and seems to have a protective effect against dementia. A Harvard University researcher called exercise “Miracle-Gro for the brain.”
6. To Enjoy Your Lifestyle
Whatever it is that you love in life – your kids, travel, sports, fashion – it is all more enjoyable when experienced in a fit and healthy body. Exercise so that you are able to enjoy all the great things in life and honestly there is nothing better than going for a weekend hike on a sunny winter’s day, but you’ll need your fitness to reach the top!
7. To Boost Confidence
Being fit, feeling healthy and having energy are all building blocks to having great confidence. There is no better confidence booster than sticking with a regular exercise program.
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As you can see exercise isn’t just a Summer Sport. To maintain your energy levels, improve your immune system and safeguard yourself from depression this winter a strong exercise routine is a must and Bondi Vixen has you covered with an Indoor Training Program. Your first week is completely FREE with our Winter Warmer Offer.