If you do plan on getting out and about, here’s a few things to consider before you head out the door…
Layer up, remember hands, toes and ears! Wearing lots of thin layers helps to trap air and keep us insulated. The added benefit of thin layers is that you can take them off when / if you get too warm.
Try and stay dry
Even with the best will in the world, it is not worth training on a day when the weather is beating it down and howling with wind. Switch your outdoor workout for an indoor one instead of letting things slip. Maybe even consider a stretch session. We live in a world now where we can access ideas and classes online and for FREE any time of the day.
With the evenings drawing in earlier, its worth considering re – jigging your workout times to keep your workout safe and enjoyable. Maybe working out in the morning is an option instead, or at lunchtime (catch a few more of those sun rays!). If the evening is the only time you have, consider joining a class over the winter to keep you safe in the dark. Definitely make sure you have your head torch. If you need advice about classes and trainers, ask you Nimble Osteopath.
In colder months, it’s easier to turn to comfort food. Its warm, satisfying and makes us feel good! Use it as a rare treat!
Soups and stews are excellent, heathy winter warmers. Plus, if you don’t mind repeating your meals, they can save you time if you make a big enough pot of it, all you need to do is keep warming it up each night! Where you loose nutrients every time you reheat, you increase the digestibility of the food. Win and loose. Pad stews out with lentils, beans and pulses to keep them going and increase the protein content. If you are going to be exercising later in the evening, consider eating a larger lunch so that you have fuel in your body ready, as well as that, you’ll be less likely to gorge after your workout.