Winter is the season of warmth and sweets. Every year you enjoy this season, snuggled up in blankets while enjoying delicious food, candies, and gummy snakes. But don’t let this coziness and sweetness of winters ruin your fitness goals.
You have worked hard the whole year to achieve your health goals. Now with the winters approaching, you should not back away from continuing your workout using the excuse of cold weather.
According to the American Heart Association, ‘Working out in winters is more beneficial as it increases Vitamin D intake and improves mood.’
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ‘spending only a couple of minutes a day on exercise will help to prevent common bacterial and viral diseases.’
Read this article to know more reasons to do winter workout.
Increase in body heat and blood flow
Doing a workout is a natural way to keep your body warm, especially during winters. As you work out, your body temperature rises, and blood starts to flow throughout the body. This workout session will keep the body heat generated inside even after the training is completed.
The extra dose of energy
Winter workouts help in rejuvenating your body and improve the metabolism process. In a talk with fitness expert Aimee Buchler, she told us that ‘morning workout can improve your sleep, make you feel fresh, and will give you energy throughout the day.’ Besides, a good cardio workout session will strengthen your heart and improve your stamina.
Boost your immunity system
Doing exercise in winters helps in strengthening your immune system. Exercise helps in the flow of these immunity cells inside the body and helps in the prevention of bacterias and viruses causing cold, and flu. Though, to enjoy this benefit in the long-term, you have to make sure that you work out regularly.
Sufficient Vitamin D
In summer, it is easy to get vitamin D as sunshine is very strong. But in winter, it is hard to get sunshine, and it causes a deficiency of vitamin D. The excuse to workout gives you a reason to come out of your blanket and go out. Spending some time in daylight during winters will help in fulfilling your vitamin needs along with strengthening your bones and muscles.
Burn more fat
Exercise in winters helps in burning more fat. Because body temperature is usually cold during this season, you need to put in some extra effort in warming up. Regular exercise helps in keeping the calorie intake in check. You can also avoid eating sweets and gummy snakes of the festive season to maintain your weight.
Fighting winter blues
Training in winter not just helps in physical fitness but also improves mood by fighting Seasonal affect disorder (SAD). Exercising when you are feeling down or depressed helps in destressing brain chemicals by releasing serotonin and dopamine. It helps in fighting the negative impact of the cold season on your mental health and uplifting your mood.
Winter has a lot of things to offer you. You just need to drop all your excuses and come out of your blanket to avail abovementioned amazing benefits of winter workout and accomplishing your fitness goals.