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The Importance of Keeping Active Through Winter

During the cooler months, it is easy to choose a comfortable pair of pyjamas and laze up in bed with your favourite movie than to go to the gym for your workout routine. Contrary to popular belief, metabolism during winter is firing high. Now is the best time to take advantage of this peak in your metabolism.

When the weather is colder, the body is usually in hyper-drive to keep us warm, thus there is increase in the basal metabolic rate. This is the perfect opportunity to step up your fitness game, shed those stubborn fat stores and keep the pounds away before spring arrives.

The "happy hormone" endorphin is also released when we are exercising. It will help keep the blues away as depressive moods are common in winter which is known as the seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Exercise is one way to help combat the blues.

Lastly, you need to keep stretching through the winter months to avoid muscles from becoming stiff and more susceptible to injury.

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