Winter is often the time when people throw their personal fitness gains out the window, exercising less and eating more than any time of the year. It is most likely linked to the shorter daylight hours, which leave people with a small window of time between the end of work and dusk in which to get outside and exercise in considerably colder weather. So a winter fitness plan necessitates some shifts, both in attitude and activity; for example, waking up early and fitting in a bit of exercise before work, or breaking up your activities into smaller chunks of time throughout the day. However you do it, the important part is that you do it! Remember, that 30 minutes a day is all it takes!
Exercise is also important during winter because it keeps up the health of the immune system which is important for people who don't like being bedridden by the common cold or seasonal flu! At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we urge you to not lose sight of why you made those fitness gains during summer in the first place. Cold weather should not make you soft, but it should make you adjust. If you need help getting enthused about working out during winter and keeping the stress of the season off your back, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.