Don’t listen to the neigh-sayers
If it’s not work or the kids or the trains, it’s something else. Don’t let darker days stop you from getting active. If we’re honest, it’s something we’re all guilty of. Constantly hearing complaints about the weather everywhere you turn will undoubtedly sway your mindset. Before you’ve even tried to get yourself motivated, you’ve already decided – not today.
Let’s embrace the darker days
Swap Friday nights at the pub for a paired-up High Intensity Internal Training* session with a friend. Top up on reflective gear, a beanie, your Sure Pure Fresh Anti-perspirant Deodorant and hit the road or set a timer and smash a few HIIT workouts. Weather will come and go, but your mindset can be a constant. You’ve got this!
When it comes to everyday exercises, a buddy system in winter is a great way of staying active. Whether it’s your partner, roommate or colleague – pair up and push each other to sweat a little each and every day.
High intensity interval training
Hiit workouts are intense short bursts of exercise are ideal for wherever, whenever and is a great approach for paired resistance training. Link your legs together and crush a couple of sit-up sets. When you workout together, you commit to getting active whatever the weather. Anything that’s hard becomes easier – well, in theory, but at least you’ll have a buddy to cheer you on if not.
Exercise helps how you feel
Seasonal Affective Disorder is nothing to be sniffed at. Darker hours can affect your mental health and lead to cases of depression and heightened anxiety. That’s why staying active in your everyday is even more important during the colder seasons.
Look good, feel good
After work football? Get a squad together and find yourself a football league. As soon as you get home, jump into some workout gear and smash a couple of High Intensity Interval Training sessions*. It’s not about all or nothing, it’s about doing something, no matter how small, every day to get more active. In doing so, you’ll not only look good, but feel good too.