The title may make people shake their heads, what can be good about winter and fitness if you put the two together? Well it can shock your body depending on where you are working out. When you do winter activities it is good for your body and mind as we all know, the question is why? The answer is do fitness you enjoy use anything that you have around you as props for your workouts no matter the weather or where you are doing your workouts. Use benches for step-ups and push-ups if its not to cold and snowy or if it is too snowy just shovel the snow so that you have a pathway. That is how you can use the snow on the ground to your advantage when it comes to your workouts. Shovel a path clear to your back and front door and that is cardio and lifting in one with getting rid of the snow. So, three things in one instead of the regular two. I know you probably do not want to go outside but everyone needs to shovel their driveway so think of it as a workout or part of your workout even if you have already done a workout. Using shovelling as a good winter activity gives you a great workout and cleans your place up in the process which is great. It gives you mind a fresh new perspective and your body a new feeling when you push the snow and lift it your muscles will scream.
Winter activity keeps you doing different things when there is white stuff on the ground. When you push your muscles in the winter you do so to make them scream. You use your workout spots and workout routines as body and mind when you fit your fitness into your life. Use all that you have around you even when its cold outside you can still go outside and move your body. Lift, bricks, do step-ups on benches or push-ups, do these things if it is not too cold when it is not to cold outside you can still get outside and get active. Who does not like to get outside even in the winter to work up a sweat? I do and that is why I still take my workouts outside in the winter when I can.
Winter activity no matter what it is keeps your heart rate up, and that makes you feel good. Do anything in the winter months to get your heart rate up no matter what it is that you are doing. When you do these things think of them as workouts and that is what they can be. Yes, I know that winter can be hard to get active and stay that way but just try it and see what comes of it. If you try it and see that using the winter weather and coming up with your own workouts really work for you that is great isn’t it? It is because then you have complete control of your winter workouts. With how crazy the world can be especially now having complete control of your workouts is great because at least you have a little bit of a routine. So, move your body in the winter months and your mind will clear. Make your winter workouts and life work together to give yourself that clarity. The more you move you move your body and work up a sweat in the winter the more you mind will be clear. So, use the winter to your advantage in your workouts. The more you do that the better will come out of your workouts and life when you combine them.
Winter activity is good for the mind and the body because it makes you not get cabin fever. The way that it does this is if it snows the snow gives you a workout to do outside, so you can get out of your house and do something different for a change when it comes to your workouts, if you haven’t been getting outside to do them. It also gives you a new way to look at the winter season, you can now look at it with hope instead of dread because there is snow on the ground but it will give you a great workout instead of ice and skating and not in a good way. Keep your body moving any way that works for you in the winter and good will come out of your workout and life. Just believe that it will happen, and it will happen.
Winter activity gives you a new way of staying active, even when there is snow on the ground, and it is bitter cold outside. Sure, you might not like the winter season or the weather that comes along with it but if you are lifting, doing cardio or push-ups and abs during the winter months that can be fun. You can do all these things differently to make them fun for yourself too, at least that is how I look at it. What about you? You probably do too or at least you are starting too now after I said it, you get more then one thing done when you do your winter workouts like this and you keep your body in motion so that you stay warmer in the cold weather which is great. Winter offers a new selection of workouts so use the winter weather and you will see. Put your fitness into your life in the winter make up your own routines and you will see.
What type of workouts can winter offer you? Well it can offer you cardio, weights of many different portions try building a snow man for instance that is cardio and weights when you are putting the snow balls on top of one another to build the snow man. Shovel and just keep your body in motion and that is what winter can offer you in terms of workouts.
Does the length of winter determine your workout styles and workouts in general? It can depend on what you want when it comes to your fitness so figure that out and see what happens with your winter workouts.
All winter activity can be a workout just look for the best type of winter workout for yourself. The best type of winter workout is adding in the winter activity that works for you and making up a workout that works for you. Try it out and see for yourself.
Keep your body in motion in the winter and so much will come of it in terms of activity for your workouts and your actual life.
Winter workouts can push your body and free your mind in a way you never thought possible. Just do the fitness you enjoy in the winter clear your mind and move your body and you will see so much good from it that I guarantee.
What good things do you think winter activity does to the mind and body?