Stay Motivated: 5 winter fitness tips

As the days become shorter and darker, it’s easy to let our fitness regimes slip. However, to avoid letting yourself go and having to make extreme resolutions come New Year, it’s essential that you stay fit throughout the winter months

Are you lacking in motivation? Or feel overwhelmed by your busy Christmas calendar? Then, follow these 5 winter fitness tips:

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Have a Goal

It’s common knowledge that having a goal can help you stay motivated. Create a firm fitness goal and keep it in mind each and every time you work out. Keeping your eyes on the prize will help you fight the urge to veg out and encourage you to stick to your regime.




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Be Organised

The chances are you’ve avoided a workout because you’ve simply been “too busy.” But was this really the case? Stay organised and you should never have to miss a workout again. Easy ways to keep organised include preparing your gym kit the night before, always having water bottles at the ready and as painful as it can be – forcing yourself to get up earlier.



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Invest in Home Fitness

However severe the weather gets, there really is no excuse not to still exercise. For example, there’s plenty of ways you can work out in your own home. If your budget allows, you may want to invest in home fitness equipment. Or as a thrifty alternative there’s always fitness DVDs.



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Switch it Up

If jogging during the winter is just too cold or you’re tired of your regular gym sessions, why not try something new? There’s always a new indoor workout craze worth exploring or maybe you could even pick up a winter sport. When it comes to fitness tips for winter, staying engaged and having fun is key.



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Keep Your Diet in Check

It goes without saying that there’s little point in staying fit if your diet is an unhealthy one. Maintaining a healthy diet can not only boost your workout performance but also help improve your immune system – and keep those pesky winter illnesses at bay. While we all like to indulge a bit during the winter, try to keep your diet in check as much as possible.

Need to see a specialist? Get 25% off

If a physical injury is preventing you from staying fit this winter, you may benefit from seeing a physiotherapist. At BMI Healthcare we are currently offering 25% off your first appointment with one of our expert physiotherapists.

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