For many people, finding the motivation to do a daily workout is tough throughout the year but especially so during the winter months. If you live in a cold climate like Milwaukee, New Berlin, or Brookfield, you’re probably more than familiar with the physical sluggishness that sets in once the temperature drops. At Krause Funeral Home, our compassionate staff members know how easy it is to slip into unhealthy routines during the winter season.
Here are some tips on how to make sure you’re getting enough exercise in the colder months:
Join a group fitness class at a local gym or fitness studio.
Finding the motivation to work out on your own can be tough. Enlist a friend to join you on weekly workouts or sign up for a group fitness class at your local gym. Being surrounded by other people with similar fitness goals can help you feel supported and encouraged when it comes to working out.
Take workout classes online.
If you can’t summon the energy to get out the door to the gym a few times a week, there’s a wealth of high-quality workout classes available online. From free videos on YouTube to paid subscription services, you’re sure to find something you enjoy doing, whether it’s Pilates, kickboxing, or Zumba. All you need is a little privacy and an internet connection!
Invest in warmer activewear.
A simple way to feel cozier during the colder months is to wear warmer clothing. Especially if you exercise outside, it’s crucial to dress warmly from top to bottom. Thick leggings, wool socks, a fleece pullover, and even a running headband can help keep the chill out. Being prepared for the elements will make you feel more ready to work out.
Time your workouts with the daylight.
Dark winter mornings and afternoons aren’t very motivating for most people. If you’re having a hard time working out before or after work, try to squeeze in a half hour during the day when sunlight is at its peak. A lunchtime workout may even give you more energy for the rest of the day.
We encourage everyone to do their best to stay active during the colder months and hope this list provides you a boost of positivity and encouragement. Contact us to find out more about our funeral and cremation services. We’re available 24/7 and always ready to answer your questions.