With the colder weather on the horizon, it will be tougher and tougher to maintain a regular workout schedule. In New England especially, there are a variety of reasons that may keep you from the gym.
Inclement weather, illness, & winter lethargy can keep you from achieving your goals. Even if you can’t make it to the gym as much as you’d like this winter, we’ve prepared a handy list of 6 important tips to help you stay in shape, in the office, in the gym, or in your home!
1)Snowed In? Get Those Steps In!
While walking may seem like a low impact workout, walking is effectively one of the best ways to stay in shape without overexerting yourself. So, do some laps in your home or living room and get those steps logged!
2) Long or Short, A Workout is A Workout!
While it is nice to get a full workout that will leave you feeling satisfied, there will always be those days if you find yourself feeling too tired, it is okay to do a shorter workout and still feel productive. It is more important to stay active without pushing yourself too hard, especially on those “off” days.
3) Push Yourself
Following on the previous tip if you are having trouble finding motivation it may be beneficial to find a gym buddy or hire a personal trainer to help teach you the proper workouts, methods, and strategies that will help you develop a routine. It is important to push yourself to stay active and healthy, even more so as the weather gives us ample reasons to stay indoors!
4) Keep A Workout Journal
If you are having trouble sticking to your routine or keeping track of your workout schedule, it can be incredibly beneficial to keep a workout journal. This does not need to be incredibly detailed in the sense that every movement is documented, but jotting down workouts, reps, and sets will help you find a pattern that not only works for you but a routine that will benefit your body as well.
5) Focus on Sleep
When it comes to health, it is important to start the day right which ultimately comes down to getting enough sleep. While doctors recommend an average of 8 hours of sleep, based on your schedule that can be hard to maintain. If you have trouble winding down at night, try turning off all electronics 45 minutes prior to sleep, and try listening to relaxing music. Canceling out electronics will help ease the strain on your eyes, and music can help with deeper and longer sleep patterns.
6) Hydration is Key
Just like good sleep is essential in allowing your body to recharge, hydration is another important aspect when it comes to giving your body the energy it needs to get through the day. Start your morning with a glass of water to give your body ample energy and help keep your metabolism active. Experts state that is important that you are drinking at least 2-3 liters of water per day in order to replenish your body but also to help flush out any toxins!
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