There is nothing worse than being motivated to workout to then wake up on a dark and dreary winter morning making it easier to just stay in bed under your warm blankets. Winter always seems to bring on my cravings for warm comfort food such as soups, stews and of course curling up by the fire with some warm hot tea. Just because it may be too cold outside does not make it right to just sit inside and become a couch potato. It is so important to maintain a consistent workout routine throughout the year especially during the winter months here in Georgia, and if you are just getting started here are four tips to help you stay fit and healthy all winter long!
1. Find your joy in fitness
Find something that sparks joy in you when it comes to physical activity. Whether it is hiking, biking, running or swimming working out during the winter is tough and if it is not something you are enjoying that is not going to help. If you find a class that interest you like aquaBelly® Lake Lanier, bring a friend, or if you would rather a one-on-one class that is fine too!
2. Stay warm
If you are planning a workout outside make sure you dress accordingly. The cold weather temps typically make your muscles tight therefore a good warm-up is always recommended. Our indoor pool at aquaBelly® Lake Lanier is always warm and the room maintains a constant temperature with very low humidity so you will always feel refreshed.
3. Know when it's too cold to workout outdoors.
Exercising outdoors during these Georgia winter months is not for the faint of heart. Wind chill can be very dangerous, avoid getting too damp from sweating which can lead to you becoming too chilled. Always remember that if it is zero or below remember to factor in the wind chill, play it safe and exercise indoors. At aquaBelly® Lake Lanier our pool is located inside a heated low humidity room. We do get a little crazy sometimes and open the windows while it is snowing - it is so relaxing! The health benefits abound when you enter our pool room and swim spa. Research shows exercising and walking in warm water offers considerable health benefits and thanks to our aquatic hydrotherapy pool, you can enjoy the full-body effects of aquatic exercise in every aquaBelly® Lake Lanier workout.
4. Improve your immune system
Exercising during these chilly winter months is extremely beneficial to our bodies. Not only does it help us keep a healthy weight and stay in shape, but it can also help with our immune system. So, if exercise helps us improve our immune system in this flu infested season where no public place is really 'flu-free' why would you not want to improve your physical health and begin a safe and fun weekly exercise routine?
I have openings throughout the next few months each week. Contact me for more information on how to get you on my schedule!
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From workouts and healthy meals, fitness tips and fashion, to baby love—I'm excited about keeping my clients informed about their health, fitness and life on Lake Lanier! I am a certified pre and post natal fitness specialist, entrepreneur, wife and mother!