When it gets chilly and cold, you rather bundle up on a comfortable sofa in the warmth of your living room and watch a movie or read a book, while sipping a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate. But, as essential as it is to stay warm and cosy, it is also important to stay fit and active.
While you may reduce the amount of physical exercise you do during the winters, ensure that you exercise enough to keep yourself fit. Here are 6 essentials tips that will help you stay fit as a fiddle during the cold winter months:
1A good warm-up is important
Make sure to do a quick warm up indoors, before you go out for your physical routine. This will help initiate effective blood flow in the body, especially to your muscles and joints. If you start exercising while your muscles and joints are still stiff, it can do you more harm than good.
The following are a few easy warm-up exercises to help your body get ready to sweat it out:
- Foam rolling- roll you back, neck, hand and arms so that they lose their stiffness.
- Jog- jog at one place, to increase blood flow in the joint of your legs and arms.
- Stretch- stretching your body, will help get the blood flowing.