Come on, no one wakes up to a blizzard excited to work out. Or at least I didn’t used to! Trekking to the gym through piles of snow and taking off 6 layers of clothes really doesn’t get me excited about hitting the gym, but lucky for us north easterners there’s an upside to the cold weather too! Being able to embrace the outdoors is key to staying active during the chilly months. Below I’ve got 5 essential ways to get active outside this season!
1. Keep your blood sugar in check– It’s always the days that you skip a meal that your cravings start soaring right? This means making sure you are eating breakfast at least two hours within waking up and having small meals throughout the day.
2. Aim for nutrient-dense foods– Try to abstain from high-fat foods and bad sugars for at least 2 weeks. After 2 weeks your body becomes assimilated to new habits, guaranteeing you’ll make better choices. Fatty, greasy foods affect the heroine and morphine centers of the brain actually making you addicted!
If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who sit at a desk all day, it’s time to change up your habits and get you moving. Eating well can be a major struggle especially if you’re surrounded by donuts and food trucks.
1. Get Moving — Lunch time? Break time? Go take a walk around the block or building instead of sitting in the break room. Don’t you get enough of that office anyway? Being exposed to natural sunlight for just 15 minutes a day can decrease your risk of depression and increase immunity.
For many people targeting their belly is the hardest part of weight loss and helping them achieve a healthy state. Doing thousands of crunches won’t help you much when it comes to losing belly fat. Sometimes it’s bloating, sometimes it’s post-pregnancy flab, and sometimes it’s all of that late-night snacking you’ve been doing, but the good news is that it’s never too late to get the tummy you’ve always dreamed of. After all, abs are made in the kitchen. Follow these 5 simple tricks and you’ll be on your way in there in no time.
1. Ditch the kitch after 6, and 9 on weekends.