Don’t Let the Winter Blues Leave You Lounging

by Shannon Philpott-Sanders January 15, 2019

Don’t Let the Winter Blues Leave You Lounging

Once cold weather sets in for the seasons, it’s tempting to want to wrap up in a cozy blanket on the sofa. However, if you let the winter blues keep you sedentary, you could ultimately derail your weight loss efforts.  

Don’t let harsh temperatures keep you down and out. Instead, find ways to use the winter to your advantage and keep your emotional and physical health in prime condition. Here’s how you can continue to stay active, even in the winter.  

Diversify Your Activities 

While you may not be able to run in the hot sun during cold winter temperatures, you can still get outside and make exercise fun. Instead of mourning the loss of outdoor lap swimming and breezy bike rides, make the most of the snow with a day of snow skiing. Winter activities can help keep you in shape and allow you to have some fun with family and friends. Try something new like snow-shoeing to keep your weight loss goals in check.  

 

Bundle Up for Exercise 

If you’re not willing to give up those daily walks or runs outdoors, then prepare to insulate your body. Break out the scarves, headbands, gloves and winter coats to get in a daily dose of exercise, even when it’s cold outside. You get a chance to show off your winter wardrobe and the excess clothing can help build up your strength when you are carrying extra layers. Once you return, warm up with the chilling taste of Joy Nutritionals’ MYO-FIT Shake that fuels your body with 26 grams of protein. 

Build Your Own Gym 

Trade the couch for a weight set to avoid letting the winter blues keep you sedentary. If you have extra space in your home, stock up on exercise equipment that you can utilize, even while watching your favorite television shows. Consider adding the following to your very own home gym:  

  • Balance balls 
  • Stretch bands 
  • Dumbbells 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Kettle weights 

Increase your motivation even more by inviting friends over to join you in your home gym each day.  

 

Take the Stairs 

When out and about in winter weather, warm up your body and increase your exercise log by taking the stairs. Stair climbing helps with not only weight loss, but it can also help increase your flexibility. Opt for the stairs when indoors, too. Especially if you work or live in a high-rise building, you can increase your heart rate and your ability to burn fat with each additional step.  

Turn off the television and get moving when winter rolls around. Joy Nutritionals is here to offer you the support and products you need to enhance your weight loss journey in any season. Check out our complete line of products at Joy NutritionalsContact us today to learn more about how we can assist with improving your overall health. 

Shannon Philpott-Sanders
Shannon Philpott-Sanders


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