Keeping active in winter isn’t just important for your waistline, it also helps keep your body strong and your immune system in tip-top shape. So, if a chilly weather forecast is keeping you from enjoying your regular outdoor exercise, consider an activity indoors.
That brisk winter chill in the air is back. With it can come the onset of seasonal joint pain. Achy knees, ankles and shoulders being the most common.
Although pain in these joints can be a sign of an injury or underlying condition, it can also be the result of the cooler climate. If these aches and pains aren’t something that you usually experience and would like to find out how to reduce your discomfort, read on.
Exercising in winter presents its own set of unique challenges. It gets dark early. It can be chilly. It can be hard to keep motivated. Why bother?
At this time of year, the biggest barrier to regular physical activity can be our own mindset. Our brains can be very clever at convincing us not to do the best thing for ourselves. Do you feel like you need some help to tame your own lack of motivation? Here’s five common excuses and how to beat them.