Getting Out And About This Autumn/Winter
The cold weather is well and truly here to stay. So whilst our first reaction might be to lock ourselves indoors, hide under our duvets and watch re-runs of our favourite programmes, staying active in winter is in fact even more important than it is in the warmer months.
Here are four reasons and ways you could be getting out and about during the colder months:
1) Head on a walk
Now is the perfect time to discover your local countryside. As outdoors retailers stock up on equipment and warm clothing, there’s nothing better than getting out in the open and heading on a long walk.
Not only is walking extremely good for you but getting out in the open after a week cooped up in the office or at home can be a welcome break, especially if you’re to be rewarded with a pub lunch at the end of it! Throw a in a flask, a great waterproof Jacket like this windermere waterproof jacket from Cotton Traders and some good walking boots and you’re onto a winner.
2) Walk don’t take public transport
We all suffer from bouts of the winter blues, otherwise known as S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and it’s proven that a little exercise every day, even if it’s just walking a bit further rather than getting the bus, can release endorphins to help lift your mood.
3) Get involved with a winter sport
The official winter sport season is kicking off in the next few weeks and thousands of people will head to the likes of France, Austria and Switzerland to indulge in a skiing and snowboarding adventure. However, a skiing break can be as active or relaxing as you make it. Being at around 2,500m above sea level means that you have stunning scenery to take in as well as enjoying the ski classics such as après-ski, resort spas and cheese fondue!
4) Find out what’s going on in your area
There are always plenty of things going on in your local area whatever the season, so make sure to find out events, Christmas markets and late-night shopping etc. so there’s plenty for you to do so that the arrival of colder weather doesn’t mean we have to permanently stay indoors.
5) New clothing!
A new season means a new wardrobe! From stocking up on cosy knitted jumpers to buying a great pair of trousers like these fleece lined trousers from Cotton Traders for your winter walk, shopping for new clothes is a great reason for getting out the house in the colder months.
So whilst the mornings might be darker, it doesn’t mean that we have to shut off from the world – there is plenty you can be doing to stay active over the coming months!
This is a guest post for which I have been compensated for my time.