5 workout tips to keep you motivated as the weather gets colder

This season can indeed be very disruptive to people’s exercise routines. The winter season not only makes us lazy but further slows down weight loss due to a reduction in sweating.
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NEW DELHI: Even the most dedicated enthusiasts can have a hard time during winter to go out for that jog or workout compared to when it’s warm and sunny outside.

This season can indeed be very disruptive to people’s exercise routines. The winter season not only makes us lazy but further slows down weight loss due to a reduction in sweating.

However, if your goal is to remove as many obstacles as possible and make small changes that can make staying active easier until warmer times arrive then follow these tips on how to motivate yourself to stay active when the weather gets colder.

Stretching indoors

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Practising stretching inside can help increase your body temperature before you step out to work out. This helps reduce feeling cold as soon as you leave your house. Do some brisk stretches before wearing your cold-weather clothing.

Right activewear

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In a humid climate, people opt for cotton clothing as it absorbs moisture (sweat). But in winter, you want to avoid that because if your clothes are soaked in moisture, it will leave you feeling colder. So go for sports clothing made from cotton-mix or synthetic fibre since they soak 50 per cent less moisture compared to cotton.

Pump the jams

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Make a pump-up mix or find a groovy one on Spotify. Whether you’re feeling ’90s hip-hop or the Encanto soundtrack, exercising to your favourite tunes will help you get more out of your workout both mentally and physically.

Set a goal

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Try setting a goal for the warmer weather months. Maybe there is a race you want to run in early spring. Or maybe you have a vacation coming up and want to be ready to hike long distances. Knowing your goal is just around the corner can keep you motivated during the winter months.

Workout with companion

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Working out can be much more fun if you are bound to see a friend or workout partner whose company you enjoy. Furthermore, you are less likely to skip working out when you are aware someone is looking forward to seeing you because you committed to seeing them.

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