Last Updated: December 21, 2022, 18:13 IST
December is that time of the month when you are in no mood of leaving your bed from the warm comfort of your blankets. Even a task as simple as bathing becomes a nightmare for you. The thought of stepping out for work in the cold, chilly weather might give you shivers – quite literally. Winter is also the season that brings with it a wave of laziness and inactivity. However, similar to how we take good care of our skin during the cold months, it is equally necessary to pay attention to our bodies. In winter, apart from suffering from a common cold and flu, you might also face trouble breathing, muscle aches, and joint pain among others.
If you want to stay fit and active during the winter months, and not fall prey to laziness then these five steps might help you out.
One of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle during winter is by taking a brisk morning walk. Just put on a layer of warm garments, tie up your shoelaces, and hit the road for a 30-minute jogging or walking session. Put up some music to cheer yourself up as you brace the chilly wind and burn fat.
Cycling in winter mornings might be one of the most heavenly feelings ever. Cycling not only helps your muscle and joint pain away but is a great method of burning fat. Enjoy the soft sun in winter as you paddle your way through the streets, either for buying some groceries or grabbing a quick cup of tea from the nearby stalls.
Practising yoga is considered to be a great workout activity. And in winter it is even more beneficial to warm up your body and sweat it out at home. It will not only keep your mind fresh but also keeps winter sluggishness at bay. Once you get over the initial moments of the reluctance of getting out of bed and performing some asanas every morning, you will be rewarded with cognitive and emotional wellness.
Winter can be called the season of foodies. From sipping on hot beverages to splurging on plum cakes, delicious bread, and a variety of confectionery, as the festivities of Christmas and New Year inch closer, the urge to devour scrumptious meals also increases. Instead of binging on junk food, you can indulge in the goodness of various dishes by preparing them at home. It will not only satisfy your taste buds but also help you in staying energetic, frisky, and active.
We all have a little dance behind closed doors of our home when no one is around. Now, you can take up this fun activity as a regular practice during winter mornings. Dancing to groovy and upbeat songs for 10 to 15 minutes will help you in shedding those extra kilos, in addition to making your heart happy.
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