Winter months are perfect for training
“It’s too hard for me to get out of my warm cosy bed and go out into the cold dark morning for training in the park. It’s easier to just stay in bed, get up late, wear some loose comfy warm clothing and spend the day keeping warm in front of the heater eating comfort food. Sure I may put on a bit of weight but I can go on a crash diet and lose weight in the spring.”
This kind of thinking may have worked well for you in your twenties – but as most of us know by now its a lot harder to shed a few kilos when you are in your late thirties, forties, fifties or beyond. These days it takes a lot of work to just “shift a few kilos” as and when required. It’s also not a good idea to place extra strain on your joints or to find your vital organs covered in the fat that seems to slowly pile on around your mid section.
Much better for your body and your well being to remain at a steady weight all year around. The way to achieve this is to train consistently to build muscle. Make your body strong and it will reward you by making it easier to eat well and avoid a situation where you have weight to lose.
In some ways the benefits of exercise including the feeling of renewed energy, mental focus, feeling “good” are even more important as the days grow shorter and darker and life becomes a bit of a hard slog during those winter months. Start the day with a spring in your step, get instantly warmed up and every day your body will thank you.
Even the cold makes it more pleasant to build up a sweat – no risk of overheating. So join us in the park next term during the winter months and face the summer feeling fitter and stronger than ever.
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