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The Time Is Right For Shaping Up

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A lot of people gain weight during the cold of winter. An average of one pound and an inch is added. This is easy to take off. Unfortunately for some, they gain a lot more than that.

Weight gain during winter is usually credited to the cold weather and inability to sweat off calories. A good idea is to keep a tab on your weight by going on the weighing scale every 2 to 3 days. Even those who gained just one pound should actively try to take it back since they might gain more after winter.

This will keep you aware on where you stand with your weight gain. Checking on your weight after a week or so might give you a surprise that might get you down and depressed. The more weight you gain, the harder it is for you to get back to your original weight. Aside from that, it also gives you the chance to stave off diseases that come with weight problems.

The question begging to be asked is how does one keep the weight off during winter? One of the best ways to do this is to invest in a stationary bike. Simply suit up with your cycling jersey inside the comforts of your home, turn up the heat and burn the weight off.

The thick ice and extreme cold weather conditions may limit your outdoor activities but you can still exercise and maintain your weight indoors. Do not wait until the weather gets better. Aside from cycling indoors, you can jog in place for about 20 to 30 minutes. Better if you invest in a treadmill. You can buy yourself a set of free weights and workout in your garage or basement. If you have a staircase in your home, you can go up and down on it and sweat it out.

It is imperative to stay in shape during these cold months. The outdoors may not offer the perfect venue for this but the indoors will certainly be a great replacement. There are a lot of exercises that you can do within the comfort of your home. These exercises may not be as engaging as doing it outdoors or at the gym, but the important thing is that these provide the same results. If you ever find these boring, you can ask your family members to join in and make it interesting.

Before winter comes around again, you must plan your routine ahead. This will keep the unwanted weight off your back. Remember to do any of these physical exercises for about 30 to 45 minutes per day. Even though you are at home, you still need to wear the right gear like running shoes and cycling jersey.