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As the cold winter months arrive, there is no denying that we become less motivated and less active. It gets darker earlier and we are more tempted to go lie on our couch with a cozy blanket and give into our cravings.



We wear more clothing than usual and lose sight of what we really look like, despite knowing that being active improves our quality of life and has endless health benefits, we don’t always know how to maintain that active lifestyle as winter just gets the better of us.

If you are able to not give into the winter rut you will reap the benefits of sweating it out at MovementX this winter and you might even surprise yourself and actually start craving your winter workouts.

Below are some interesting facts on why you should not stop training during winter;

  • You burn more calories in winter due to the fact that your body has to work harder to regulate its core temperature.
  • The cold weather makes your heart stronger. Cold makes the heart work harder based on the extra effort required to help pump the blood throughout your body.
  • Working out during winter improves your mood! The darker winter days can reduce the feel-good hormones in our brains, which can make many of us feel down during colder months. Exercise during winter increases the levels of all those feel-good hormones.
  • Studies show that you can reduce your chances of getting winter viruses by 30% compared to those who choose not to work out during winter. Needless to say staying active during winter definitely boosts your immune system.

EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE GOOD OLD MOTIVATION

To help fight through the winter workout woes, here are 6 simple things you can do to motivate yourself to train;

  • Join MovementX if you are getting bored of the same gym routine! Try one of our classes. Each class is designed to give you the ultimate workout.
  • Hold yourself accountable, sign a membership at MovementX by doing this it will encourage you to train - you know you do not want to waste your money.
  • Step out of the ordinary - try something new! At MovementX we offer a variety of classes, which can bring excitement back to your workout routines.
  • Measure it! Book for our inBody assessment. By doing this, you are able to keep track of important health factors such as your weight, body fat percentage, visceral fat and the levels of minerals, protein and water in your body.
  • Set goals! Start with short-term goals for every week and make sure these goals are realistic. Setting goals you will struggle to achieve can be demoralizing.
  • Pair up! There is no need to train alone. Bring along your best friend or your partner, as you will act as each other’s personal motivators. In this instance peer pressure is a good thing! You will hold each other accountable and motivate each other to attend classes regularly. Don’t be a slacker!

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