You’ve been on a winning streak this summer and have lost quite a lot of weight. But as the change of season brings shorter, colder and wetter days – who wants to exercise when it’s cold and dark outside, right? Many people struggle with staying in shape during the winter months. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Don’t let the winter months trump your desire to stay in shape. Instead, arm yourself!
Walk the dog or climb the stairs
Whereas running is a great way to do away with all that extra fat and keep the metabolism churning, walking alone or walking the dog is also a brilliant way to relieve stress, burn calories, increase blood flow, and give the heart and lungs a boost. If you’re looking for a little motivation, then try meeting a friend in a park nearby for a 30-minute power walk. Another great tip is stair climbing. Without too much impact on your joints, we guarantee this powerful workout will give your thighs and buttocks a decent workout.
Join a Yoga or Pilate’s club
A spiritual exercise practiced to strengthen and relax the entire body, increase energy levels and tone the muscles. Yoga is one of the most popular, fashionable workouts of the 21st century. Another highly respected workout that needs no introduction, Pilates strengthens the core of the body, improves the posture and tones the stomach muscles. Pick one and by next summer you’ll have a six-pack.
Take up dancing classes
Love to dance? Whether you’re into ballroom, hip-hop or salsa, dancing is one of the best ways to stay in shape. One of the greatest things about this workout is that you do not even have to join a dance class as you can put on your favourite music at home, and you’ve got yourself a 20-minute workout. Beyond the physical benefits of dancing, it can also improve your mood, boost your self-esteem, and chase away the winter blues.
Heard of ketogenic eating? As much as you would rather stay curled up on the couch indoors, physical activity is as important as the food you eat. Similar to the Atkins diet, ketogenic eating is a powerful LCHF eating plan that boosts energy levels, provides a better supply of oxygen to the cells, controls cravings, improves mood, increases sex drive, satisfies the appetite, and helps you drop in dress size. A diet that’s all about replacing carbohydrates with high-fat protein, ketogenic is about getting the body into a metabolic state where the body stops burning carbohydrates as fuel and burns fats instead.
Turn to a fat burning appetite suppressant
If you’ve been toying with an appetite suppressant, make sure it’s not the chemical type. Causing more harm than good, prescription diet pills are loaded with amphetamines. Fortunately, nature has gifted mankind herbs. More than just flavour and spice, herbs such as green tea leaves, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, dandelion, ginger root, milk vetch root, Guarana seed, Siberian ginseng root and turmeric hold incredible fat burning powers. Super effective at reducing the appetite, boosting the metabolism, burning fat, and promoting weight loss, natural appetite suppressants are made from fresh, natural plants, rather than a cocktail of deadly synthetic chemicals. And they have no side effects.
The winter can feel like forever, but just because old man winter is hanging around doesn’t mean it has to be a season of inactive hibernation and weight gain. Staying in shape during the winter months doesn’t have to be hard. Follow these tips to stay in shape and you’re guaranteed to look gorgeous by the time spring comes knocking on your door.