How to Stay Active and Motivated During Winter

As the evenings get darker and the temperatures gets colder, our motivation to exercise can dwindle quickly. After all, the summer sun has a lot of influence on our desire to get moving and that is why many people find it so difficult to remain active during the cold season. Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, we believe that there are a few simple changes that can be made in order to ensure that winter doesn’t spoil months’ worth of progress. Read on to find out more…

Does exercising with a friend help people stay on track?

Working out solo can be counterproductive because many people find it difficult to motivate themselves. On the other hand, having another person rely on your presence at the gym, sports hall or local park can be encouraging and reduces the likelihood of a person repeatedly skipping their workouts. After all, accountability is a two-way street when it comes to exercising with a friend.

Can sleep deprivation affect an exercise routine?

In order to make the most out of a workout, it is important to get enough rest during the night. After all, sleep deprivation is a chronic state of sleepiness that occurs when people are in a constant ‘sleep-debt’ because they do not get the recommended number of hours of sleep per night. Since this condition can have adverse effects like irritability, weight gain and drowsiness, it can affect the quality of a workout considerably.   

Why is the right footwear so important?

When the weather changes during winter, it is important to be prepared for the how the ground will change too. After all, frost, ice and snow can make outdoor running very dangerous without the correct footwear and that is why it is vital that outdoor runners invest in a high-quality pair of trainers that offer the support and tread necessary to prevent injuries that may setback months’ worth of summer progress.

Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, we want to encourage our readers to wake up earlier in order to fit in the activity that is necessary in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. After all, dark skies and a cold breeze should never be an excuse to hit the snooze button one too many times! To find the most supportive running footwear that will protect and perfect your sprinting style, check out Laced’s online trainers‘ collection today!