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How Can I Stay Trim During the Winter?

It sure is tough to motivate yourself to exercise during the winter, isn't it? While holing up in the house in front of the TV is obviously much more comfortable, too much of that lifestyle can start to do a number on your physical health.

Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial highlights some easy ways to keep your physical health intact during these bleak winter months.

What Healthy Habits Should I Consider?

Losing lots of weight is a daunting enough thought that can cause anyone to not be able to necessary first steps towards whole-body health. Instead of only focusing on one huge goal, focus on one small goal at a time. Once you achieve small goals, it will make things much easier in the long run.

For starters, one of the best ways to avoid winter weight gain is by making adjustments to your diet. If you constantly eat processed foods and refined sugars, those things won’t do your waistline any favors. Instead, add more fruits, veggies and water to your diet to boost your overall health.

Positive Effects of a Good Diet

  • Promotes good cardiovascular health
  • Reduces your cancer risk
  • Improves self-esteem and boosts mood
  • Will greatly improve your gut health
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces sleep disruptions

Is There a Right Way to Stay Active During the Winter?

Not necessarily, but the easiest way to get good exercise is by consistently working out at home. At-home workouts are great because they are cost-effective, safe and are pandemic-friendly.

At-home workouts can be intimidating if you haven’t tried them before, but they’re actually more approachable than you might think! There are thousands of great videos online that will walk you through highly beneficial, attainable exercises that are great for the mind and body.

Positive Effects of Staying Physically Active

  • Strengthens your bones and muscles
  • Reduces stress and anxiety levels
  • Improves self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Improves sleep quality

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial encourages you to do your best to stay healthy and active even when it's cold outside! If you do find yourself feeling ill, don’t wait to walk in for the medical care that you need.