In our last blog we talked about the importance of safety during the winter months. Well, safety is not the only important thing to remember during the winter, you can’t forget about your health.
It is easy for all of us to use the winter as an excuse to stop working out. “It’s too cold outside” “It’s dark by the time I get around to working out” “The big winter clothes will cover me up, so nobody will be able to tell” are all easy excuses that people commonly use to justify their lack of exercise.
Here are a few tips for drivers to help keep you out of the winter exercise rut.
-Be Flexible: If you are a morning or evening exerciser, you may need to switch your workouts to mid-afternoon, when the sun is out and it is warmer outside.
-Get Creative: Have a snowball fight or build a snowman to burn some calories.
-Workout Inside: This may not seem as fun and it might sound difficult to do if you don’t have access to a gym. Well, there are plenty of workouts you can do without any equipment; pushups, crunches, squat jumps, Tricep dips, and so on, the possibilities are endless.
-Stretch: Stretching is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Stretching daily is easy to do and will help you stay limber and ready to exercise.
-Find a Workout Partner: Having a workout partner is great for many reasons. Not only do they hold you accountable for working out, they also create new possibilities to get active. With a partner you can play indoor sports that wouldn’t be possible alone, like basketball, racquetball, tennis, or even ping pong.
During the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, it’s ok if you skip a few workouts. If you do miss a workout or two, be sure to get back on schedule as soon as possible. The longer the break, the harder it is to get started again.