It is that time of the year when cold weather urges you not to leave your bed. Going to the gym or Zumba class seems to be a tough task and all that you want to do is enjoy your favourite coffee and sleep till late hours. As much as you enjoy this season, it is equally important to stay fit and healthy. And if you are looking out for motivation, then we have some easy tips that won’t ask for much!
Balanced diet = healthier life
While your taste buds urge you to eat more and more junk during this lazy season, one must not forget how important it is to feed your belly properly so as to fight disease-causing bacteria, as chances of falling sick double during winters. Include more and more veggies in your diet and cut down on highly processed and sugary food. Remember never skip your breakfast as it is a morning booster that keeps you active throughout the day.
Choose your carbs wisely
Too many carbs in a diet could be unhealthy as these result in high blood sugar levels, causing weight gain. One should always keep a check on the choice and quantity. An ideal diet demands for healthy carbs from vegetables and fruits that control weight. Eat wheat bread instead of white bread and this way you can enjoy healthy winters. Remember, Carbs are not your enemy, however, one should choose them smartly.
Make your diet protein and fibre rich
Eating a high-protein diet could prove instrumental in weight loss. It also helps in building lean muscles and improve metabolism and this way you would not put on weight if you don’t go to the gym. Likewise, insoluble fibre helps in improving digestion and also the immune system. It also lowers down the risk of diabetes and many other diseases.
Transform your home into your gym
Staying indoors could be fun too if you make it right! If you are too lazy to step out of your house, then try out new indoor physical activities. Running or walking up and down the stairs of your house is also a high-intensity workout. If you are a dance freak, or a martial arts lover or someone who loves to do yoga, then you don’t have to go out anywhere but enjoy these activities indoor only.
A good combination of a healthy diet and regular physical activity is all that you need to stay active and warm in this cold weather.
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