The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter.
As seasonal changes begin, it’s easy for people to get into a rut when it comes to dieting and exercise.
And that rut can translate into extra pounds once the holiday parties start rolling around.
But there are ways to avoid winter weight gain.
1. Work out with a partner. It’s easy to blow off your morning run if you’re the only one doing it. But, if you have a friend, waiting in the park for you, it’s a little different.
Have a workout buddy and stick with it. “Take turns being in charge of the day’s workout because some days you just don’t want to be the one in charge.”
2. Exercise in small increments. If an hour workout seems daunting, try exercising in smaller chunks.
Even if you split it up, say you do 15 minutes on an elliptical and 15 minutes on a treadmill, then, later on, maybe you can pop in for the first half of an exercise class. Most teachers don’t mind if you skip out early.
3. Move outdoor activities indoors. Many fitness centers now offer outdoor activities inside.
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