Wondering how to stay active in winter? As the festivities end and a new year arrives, many of us start to think about getting fit and achieving our fitness goals. But it can be challenging to find the time and energy to stay active in winter. Especially with dark mornings and evenings making you want to stay home instead of heading off to that class at the gym after a long day of caring for others.
However, exercise is an excellent way to boost your endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the body, improving your focus and mental health. An example of this is when you’ve done a big workout or been for a run, the feeling afterward often feels “ecstatic”. Even though your body may feel sore, you will feel better about yourself for doing it.
We are here to make sure you don’t lose motivation and to give you tips on how to stay active in winter.
Count Your Steps
Who didn’t get a Fitbit or an Apple Watch for Christmas? The NHS advice is that we do 10,000 steps a day which sounds like a big target. A good way to keep on track of your fitness is to try and keep to that target of 10,000 steps a day. If you can’t get outside then try and do some laps around the house or up and down the stairs.
Take part in a 30-day challenge
A good way to stay focused and to keep on track of your fitness is by following a 30-day challenge or creating your own. Can’t think of any? Well here are some of our favourites:
- 30-day Morning Workout
- 30-Day Fitness Challenge
- 30-Day Bum Workout
- 30-Day Arm Challenge
- 30-Day Ab Challenge
- 30-Day 3,000 Squats & 1,000 Push-Up Challenge
As well as fitness challenges there are also 30-day challenges to improve yourself, such as self-confidence, self-care and motivation. Take a look:
- 30-day Self-Confidence Challenge
- 30-day Self-Care Challenge
- 30-day Productivity Challenge
- 30-Day Writing Challenge
- 30-Day Health Challenge
Don’t have the sportswear that you need for these fitness workouts and challenges? Well, don’t worry, as a few new additions to your sports wardrobe doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. From our carer discounts at Sports Direct to Adidas teacher discount, you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.
Do a Home Workout
Are you like us and need someone motivating you to do a successful workout? Well, we have found the best online workouts for you to do, from Instagram to Youtube we’ve found enough to keep you active and staying healthy.
- Chloe Ting Fitness (Youtube)
- Courtney Black (Instagram)
- Kayla_itines (Instagram)
- Whitney Simmons (Instagram)
- The Body Coach TV
Check out some of our discounts on health and fitness and get inspired and motivated to stay fit and healthy at home. Remember, Carers and Care Workers in all roles can sign up for free to get access to hundreds of more discounts and offers.