It is that time of the year again. Short days, long nights, and non-existent motivation to work out. It is this combination that germinated the term ‘Winter Gains.’ Regular exercise, although is a must, starts as a choice and eventually ends up being a burden during peak winters.
If you’re someone who is standing on the brink of giving up on your winter exercise, then you might want to read further. We bring you some workout hacks to keep your momentum going despite the harsh weather.
Warm Up, Because, Why Not?
Winter season jams up your enthusiasm to go out and shed some sweat, but a nice set of warm-up exercises is just the thing that does the magic and gets you going for the rest of the workout. Not only does it provide you with a head start, but a good warm-up also ensures that your workout leaves you overwhelmed, but not tired.
Long Nights, Longer Sleep
A chilly winter night doesn’t really drive you to stay out at night or stay up late. As the clock hits 8, the body automatically gets attracted to warm quilts and hot cups of beverages. Use the laziness that hits you at this hour to your advantage and sleep early so that the next morning comes as fresh as it can.
Skip Consistency and Meals
It is not necessary that you work out every day because rest is as important as exercise. Therefore, it is advised that you take it easy, especially during the winters. Those cold cramps come at you pretty hot.
Now, if you’re skipping a day of workout, it is advisable that you skip a meal that day too. Our meals tend to turn monstrous during winters anyway. So it is better to let go of one meal during the day.
One’s A Company, Two’s A Party
Working with a buddy will transform your workout session to a great extent. A partner ensures an added push for you to finish that extra set or that last mile. And you’ll be doing the same for your friend. So, in a way, it is a win-win situation.
Pick Your Favourites To Drop Your Kilos
During the winter season, when the inspiration to get out and exercise is as rare as a hot sunny day, it is better to plan your schedule and pick exercises that you love doing. Your favourite exercises can become an alternative to the inspiration you need.