Staying mobile during the winter months.

Seasonal tips.

Staying mobile during the winter months.

It’s no wonder that it’s hard to motivate yourself to be active during the autumn and winter months, when the weather turns cold and wet and it’s so dark outside. There are simple ways to integrate physical activity into your day in order to boost your metabolism and remain mobile during the colder seasons. Even what you eat every day can play an important role in improving your fitness.

1. Staying active in front of the TV.

Instead of sitting on the sofa, try watching TV from your exercise bike. It not only gives your metabolism a boost, but regular activity can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

2. Fitness at home and at work.

Simple exercises that can be performed without any equipment in a short period of time and can help to increase mobility and prevent muscle tension:

> Stretching exercises to do at home
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> Stretching exercises to do at work
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3. Seasonal and nutritional food.

Two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables every day – whether raw, cooked or deep-frozen: this is what experts recommend for proper nutrition during the winter months. Cauliflower, cabbage, leek and Brussels sprouts as well as apples, kiwi fruit and quince are excellent seasonal sources of vitamins and minerals.

4. Healthy recipes.

A healthy meal should include less fat and more vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres. Traditional Mediterranean cuisine has a lot of good ideas for healthy meals that are made using easy-to-digest ingredients such as vegetables and unsaturated fats in the form of fish and olive oil.