HOW TO STAY ACTIVE WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY FREEZING OUTSIDE
Here’s your winter fitness inspiration.
– KEYS SOULCARE
The benefits of exercise range from physical strength and endurance to clearer skin. But, from lower stress level to mood boosts, a sweaty session is also the perfect way to combat those winter blues. Getting up and moving sounds easy enough, but the shift in seasons can make the task more difficult, even if you’re well into your fitness routine. Fortunately, these three simple steps from some of our fave lightworkers will make your workout woes easier this winter.
1. Go slow
A sustainable fitness routine means taking realistic steps forward. Whether a fitness beginner or a veteran, losing energy in the colder months is normal. Try to work with your lower energy rather than working against it. Low-impact or mobility movements build and maintain strength without burning you out.
Find beginner-friendly moves with lightworker Justin Agustin. The exercise therapy specialist curates movements and alternatives to inspire people of all fitness levels to be consistent with their exercises.
2. Have fun
Time to let you in on a little secret: motivation isn’t enough. Many people wait for the few and far between bursts of excitement they have to get moving. The problem is that life, and old habits, can easily take you off track. This is especially true in the cooler seasons when cozying up in bed is much more appealing than a 6 a.m. jog.
How do you break the cycle? Make working out fun. Changing your routine can be the spark you need to stay the course. Let lightworker Johanna Devries (a.k.a. Grow With Jo) brighten your morning, noon, or night with her full-body dance parties and walk-a-thons. Jo’s changing the workout mindset by allowing you to build your confidence through various YouTube workouts, which are designed to be as entertaining as they are effective.
3. Make it mobile
One way to practice fitness accountability? Find a virtual community you can take everywhere. The digital world of fitness is growing and — with apps like Nike Training, Alo Moves, and these must-join yoga studios — it’s easier than ever to create, track, and download your fitness journey.
Each app has unique features, but many have reminders, regimens, and even coaches to get you to your goals.
What’s your winter motivation? Share what and who is inspiring you through the season in the comments!