Colder months usually mean time with family and friends, cozy fires, and great food. However, as many as 10% of Americans experience some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With higher incidences of flu and colds, carb loading from all those holiday sweets, and noticeable energy lows common in the winter, many find it difficult to endure this peak in the winter season. Since moving to the tropics may not be a reasonable solution, we've come up with a few helpful tips to reinvigorate your mind and body.
By finding new ways to incorporate movement into your day you can start burning additional calories doing what you would normally do. Do squats while brushing your teeth or crunches during commercial breaks of your favorite show. It may inspire you to do more.
Find a Friend
Having a partner for your workouts are a great motivator. Studies show that those who exercise with a buddy stick with a program longer than those going solo. From walking your neighborhood to joining a group fitness class, the monotony of your day is broken and you get to be with people you enjoy.
Motivation for exercise in the winter months can be hard, so why not reward yourself with a special surprise for accomplishing that goal? Treat yourself to a spa treatment or a special item you've been eyeing after your vigorous winter workout is complete. The longer you keep up your fitness routine during the winter, the bigger the gift to yourself can be. Of course, at the end of winter, your body will give you a gift for all your hard work by being healthier and happier for spring!
Need help banishing the winter blues? Join us for our January boot camp! Drop in for a 1/2 hour intense session for only $5! Bring a mat and a friend and say goodbye to old man winter.
Monday & Wednesday @ 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm
3443 Robin Hood Rd
Winston Salem, NC