With the current clear skies and warmer daytime temperatures, it can be easy to forget that we are in the middle of Winter. However, the colder mornings and the shorter daylight hours gently remind us that Summer is still a few months away. Staying focused on your health and general wellbeing is difficult at this time of year as the cold weather can leave you feeling unmotivated and reluctant to exercise.
There are advantages though in continuing to maintain your fitness routines during Winter. By remaining committed to your healthy lifestyle choices, you will essentially take away the pressure of getting back into shape come Springtime. Our immune systems also benefit from continued activity during the colder months as the low impact movement of Pilates supports healthy circulation. When the substances of the immune system can move freely and efficiently through our bodies, the risk of colds and flu and infection decreases.
We have previously written about the vital role that exercise plays in mental support.After as little as 10 minutes of physical activity our brains begin to release ‘feel-good’ chemicals. These mood boosters trigger positive emotions, which subsequently result in a change of outlook and attitude. A strong mindset will assist in reducing anxiety, depression and beating the Winter blues.
Being in control of your fitness regime is important and we encourage you to schedule exercise into your day. Body Reformers offer an extensive timetable of fitness programs with morning, afternoon and evening classes available. For convenience bookings can be made in advance and online. Why not make it a social occasion by coordinating one of your classes with a friend! Comfort is also fundamental when exercising so make sure that you have suitable workout gear for the colder months. You may even want to freshen things up a bit with something new. There are so many fantastic inexpensive workout clothes that are readily available and within budget.
At Body Reformers our instructors are there to offer guidance and support and we understand that motivation can be a challenge. Remember that consistency trumps motivation so just turn up and let us help motivate you.
‘Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going’ — Jim Ryun
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