It is easy to become lethargic in the cold season without a gym membership. However, you don’t need to hit the gym in order to bounce back this winter. There are a myriad of activities that help you to stay in shape and offer great entertainment.
You can easily be on your toes this winter with a little creativity and some basic equipment. Camping, ice hockey and skiing are just a few ways to help you stay active in freezing cold. However, if you don’t know how to take care of yourself in the cold season, you are less likely to enjoy any of these adventures.
Here are a few tips to stay active this winter for having a great time with your friends and family.
No outdoor venture is possible in winter when you don’t know how to layer up the right way. Layering keeps you dry and warm; no matter what you do out in the cold.
Once you get back inside, you can remove the top layer if you feel the need. It is important that you carefully choose the material of your innermost layer to wick away any moisture. Since cotton doesn’t dry off easily once it gets wet; choose a water or wind resistant material for your inner-wear.
If you are going outdoors to explore new terrain; make sure you check the weather update to pack appropriate clothing accessories such as gloves and caps.
Keep yourself Hydrated
It is common to skip water in the chilly winter season. However, it is just as important as it is in summer. Drink plenty of fluids to hydrate your body, even when you don’t feel thirsty. You can also drink herbal tea or detoxifying smoothies to keep tabs on your caffeine consumption. You will be surprised to see the difference it makes.
Volunteer for a Cause
Sign up for some charity work at your local community center. This will motivate you to do more this winter.
Join a Walking or Running Group
Star your own group or join a bunch of friends who like to jog in the cold season. Make sure you are wearing reflective materials on your clothing to stay safe outdoors if you are running or cycling in winter. If you like to work out in the evening; you can do a quick session in your home gym.
Choose the Stairs at Work
Say good-bye to the elevator this winter to put your stiff body to work. Climbing up and down the stairs is an intense workout that does wonders to spark some energy.
Learn something new this winter to broaden your skills. Stop by an old library that you haven’t visited for years and check for old books that you once loved to read. Staying active in winter is all about finding the motivation you need for getting out of bed. Wake up early in the morning to get the most out of daylight hours. This helps to get more work done before it gets dark.
Make sure you check with your doctor before taking up an intense activity.