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Resources for Getting in Shape This Winter

Winter has only begun and we have several more months of it before we can finally hit the beach come spring and summer. When winter sets in, that’s when we transition into “hibernation mode.” I’m guilty of it, as well. Eating and sleeping almost becomes routine when it is too cold to do anything else outside. But regardless, I know that staying fit throughout the winter is just as important as it is any time of year. Often times, we start exercising around January because of the New Year’s resolutions we make or because of the next beach trip we have planned, but then we struggle to stick with it. Here are my tips to staying fit during the winter season:

Variety in Exercise Routines

This post is about an age-old question we’ve all wondered at some point…does variety matter in our exercise routine, or if we find one way of working out, should we stick to it? Well, the short version of an answer is this: It depends.

Depends on what, you may ask? It depends on why you’re working out, what your goals are, and well, if you’re bored or not. If you’re working out primarily to control your weight, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, burning calories is the goal, and how those are burned doesn’t matter. You could be jogging, walking on a treadmill, or riding a bike. If you are getting bored, however, and starting to lag on your workouts or hit plateaus, then yes, variety is important.