Winter tends to be a time that it is more appealing to hibernate than move. Hibernating creates a vicious cycle of low energy, over-eating and generally feeling unmotivated!
This can cause the Winter Blues, but did you know that scientific studies have shown that exercise can have positive effects on anxiety, depression and self esteem?? *
(*. Fox,K.R. The influence of physical activity on mental well‐being.Public Health Nutr2,411‐8(1999).
It will boost your mood and help ensure that you don’t fall into a heap physically and mentally.
You don’t have to set aside a lot of time for your daily movement. Getting out the door is the biggest challenge. Aim to head out for 10mins a couple of times a day. Once you are out and moving, you may want to stay out for longer. It’s that easy. I often hear people say ” I just don’t have the energy right now” but if you wait around for energy to arrive, you might be waiting forever. Exercising (particularly in the winter months) is invigorating and will actually create energy and happiness.
If you really are struggling to get out of the house, contact us for some fantastic and effective 10 minute home programs. You may also want to visit our online store for great deals on equipment that can be used at home and our wonderful Personal Wellness Diary, which is sure to keep you on track over Winter.