Motivation to exercise often drops during winter, no matter how determined you usually are throughout the rest of the year. Unfortunately, skipping your workout for several months won’t maintain your fitness, meaning you’ll need to keep going in order to improve. Of course it’s easier said than done, so we’re providing our top tips to help you to maintain your physical health with a winter workout during the cold season.
How to Maintain Your Fitness in Winter
Embrace The Cold
If you don’t feel up to your usual workout, embrace the cold and try out some winter sports. You could attempt skiing, ice skating or simply going for a run in the wintery weather. Switching it up to something new may spark a new interest and also work different muscles than you usually would.
Invest in New Gear
By purchasing new workout gear, you’ll be more inclined to exercise. Whether you buy a new pair of trainers or warmer clothing, it will prepare you for the weather and make you want to use it. Just make sure to not spend over your budget and invest in something worthwhile that you’ll use.
Choose a big goal which is easily measurable by numbers and tell people about it. It could be to reach a certain weight or beat your personal times and challenge yourself to hit your goal by the new year. By telling others, you’re also more likely to push yourself as you can update your friends and family about your new achievement.
Update Your Playlist
Music has a huge impact on a workout and if you’re stuck in a rut, some new songs can help you out massively. Add some different artists and songs you’re unfamiliar with into your current playlist and see how it affects you. Looking to get technical? It’s been found that music between 120 and 140 beats per minute is best for exercising.
Get a Workout Partner
Sometimes you just don’t want to work out, even though you know you should. By having someone else to join you, you can motivate each other on bad days and also ignite your competitive streak against one another. It’s a lot harder to skip a session when someone else is relying on you to join them.
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