The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer as we head into Autumn. It’s very easy at this time of year to listen to that voice of temptation luring us onto the sofa and avoid any exercise altogether. But with colder temperatures and darker months we tend to eat more sugary comfort food making it doubly important to keep moving. Try an alternative to the gym and see how skiing & snowboarding can boost your motivation this autumn. You can wrap up warm and embrace the chilly air in a fun environment.
Time for tea!
As the temperatures start cooling down warm yourself up with a hot drink! Green or black tea’s are ideal as they contains antioxidants which help fight off the colds and flu that inevitably creep in as we head towards winter.
Autumn brings a wide range of delicious seasonal fruit and vegetable “super-foods” including pumpkin (not just for Halloween), cranberries, apples, clementines, sweet potatoes, kale, brussels sprouts (yes not only for Christmas!), butternut squash, parsnips and blackberries. Add these into a range of dishes to make warming “comfort food” that little bit healthier!
Make your workout more effective
One of the benefits of exercising in cold temperatures is that you tend to burn more calories! The body has to work harder to regulate its core temperature, so although everyone’s body is different that’s a little extra motivation to hit the real snow slopes this Autumn!
We all know it’s important to warm up and cool down as part of our fitness routine but it becomes even more important when exercising in the cold. A loose, limber and warm body will help reduce twists, tears and sprains as well as boosting your internal temperature and preventing any tightness through chilly air.