Keeping Motivated As The Seasons Change
It’s cold outside and hitting the gym or heading to that outdoor group fitness class is that last thing you want to do. We get it.
You have the winter blues.
Yes, the winter blues are a real thing. Scientists even have a name for it – Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Truly.
SAD can lead to all things that are bad for maintaining a successful exercise and weight loss plan – overeating, sleeping more, reduced energy and feeling just plain old feeling low are some of the symptoms.
And a whopping 47% of Australians have a tendency of overeat in winter, leading to, you guessed it, weight gain.
Fighting SAD With Exercise
One way to keep the SADs at bay? Regular exercise!
Studies show that rather than languishing in bed, getting up and participating in a regular exercise routine is a tried and tested way of banishing the SADs. Because high-intensity exercise releases endorphins, those feel-good chemicals in our body, getting active is a simple but effective way to bring back a smile.
If the onslaught of colder weather has left struggling with your usual exercise routine, why not switch it up?
Being active just 30 minutes a day can make a big difference towards reaching your health and fitness goals.
- Join a competitive sport or team sport
- Find a walking group
- Sign up for an active class – karate, martial arts, pilates, zumba
- Commandeer the kids game station and start playing active games – such as fitness, dancing or tennis
Overloading on sugary and carb-laden foods is not the answer to the SADs.
It will only make you SADer when you realise that packet of biscuits or donuts (okay, both the biscuits and donuts) are empty.
Spare yourself the guilt-trip and stick to all foods in moderation.
Rather than eliminating particular foods from your diet – a sure way to end up binging – aim for moderation. Stick to the five food groups as best you can for healthy eating, and of course make your favourite calorie controlled Rapid Loss shake to replace meals on your weight loss journey.
Remove those seasonal barriers
Start Your Journey To Weight Loss Today
At Rapid Loss we know how difficult it can be to reach your health and fitness goals in cold weather. Especially when the doona is dragging you back under and exercise and healthy eating are furthest from your mind.
Let us help you get started on your journey.
Rapid Loss shakes are specially formulated to keep your fuller for longer and can be used as a meal replacement with milk, as a snack with water or even a tasty addition to your morning smoothie.
Get started with Rapid Loss today with your Rapid Loss Starter Kit
This kit contains our three most-loved flavours as well as a free Rapid Loss Shaker so you can start your journey to a happier, healthier you.
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