Winter if not very cold is a very pleasant season. We feel quite lazy during this season, like to cuddle under our blanket and not feel like getting up from the bed early in the morning. More often than not we just like to sleep and let the day pass by.
Today, I would like to share some very interesting and informative information on how we could utilise this season to our benefit. If You intend to have a lean or bulky body , this is the right season to start.
Winter season is mostly dry season unless ofcourse it snows. Winter sky is clear and blue and sun is mild and warm. Sum comes out very late and when it does comes out its not too hot but, pleasant.
Cold whether boosts our endurance and keeps us happy. Calorie burn can be higher in the cold, as the body has to expend energy on staying warm.
Here are some benefits of workout during winter season.
Burn up more: – This is probably the best and most popular perk. Because your body is working hard, your metabolism revs up and your body burns more calories and fat to produce energy for your workout.
Endurance boosts up :- By challenging yourself in the cold weather, you are strengthening your heart, lungs and circulatory system, thereby improving your overall health.
Helps against SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder) :- Being out in the open and taking in more sun during the daylight helps keep the mind sharp and relieves you of depression. It also helps your body manufacture more vitamin D.
Makes us feel happy :- The cold stimulates our parasympathetic system. The sympathetic system is known as the fight response while the parasympathetic is known as relax and renew system. These endorphins can trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters that keep us happy, feeling good and eases depression.
Increases blood flow :- We place greater toxic burden on our poor liver and it could really do with some support. Moderate exercise increases the blood flow to the liver thereby improving its ability to detoxify waste.
Try to choose an activity that increases your heart rate but make sure that you can still hold a conversation. i.e. brisk walking, gentle jogging, swimming, cycling.
Improves Immunity: – We all need protection from germs that circulate around the office or being brought home from school by our children. Regular moderate exercise will boost immunity by improving lymphatic and cardiovascular circulation.
No excuses now! Don’t let the cold keep you indoors this winter. Get outside, get yourself moving and enjoy the extra benefits a cold weather workout has to offer.