Summer seems to have departed Melbourne and with it, plenty of good exercise intentions. You know what it’s like, the weather turns cold and you want to crawl back under a blanket.
Here are my top 3 tips for staying active in cold weather:
1. Make an active booking – make a time with a friend to walk or run together, a booking with your personal trainer or a class booking. Set the time aside in your diary and a commitment to someone else and you’re more likely to go.
2. Move inside – swim in an indoor pool, find a spin class instead of cycling outside, a hot yoga class to warm up or a personal trainer who runs indoor sessions, try a dance class. Either way, if you’re inside you’ll stay warm and dry and you’ll find it easier to turn up.
3. Rug up – invest in a cap and a rainproof jacket so you can layer up and head outside for some fresh air. Find some running gloves and a beanie and you can head out in any weather.
The best advice is find something you love and do it regularly. A healthy life doesn’t stop because the sun goes in.