Winter tips for a Tight Body and lose weight

 

 Tips to lose weight and shape a tight body in winter

tight body in winter

If you love to exercise to stay in a tight body and you go out in the winter, you can burn more calories than exercising in the summer. So get your athletic clothing and running shoes on and get out in the snow!

The cold makes your skin red and chapped, your hair is dull, and you lack any healthy tan color… but use the cold weather to your advantage! When the temperature drops, your body has to work harder to stay warm, meaning more calories are burned on days when it is cold outside without you needing to do any additional work! You know what that means… less weight and a leaner tight body.

When it’s cold outside, your body has to work extra hard to keep warm. Your organs must work harder, especially the heart, to maintain a constant temperature. Even the small blood vessels, capillaries, constrict to ensure heat retention.

This is not to say that you should exercise in the cold for many hours on end, as that can be dangerous and lead to hypothermia, even death. These are extraordinarily rare, however, but an hour-long walk on a trail or along the sidewalk will not hurt you and is recommended. Be sure to wear a warm hat, gloves and appropriate jacket when venturing out in the elements.

It has become habit for most of us to avoid going out in the winter because of the uncomfortable temperatures; we would much rather take the bus or car. When we exercise or play sports, we do so in the gym or another indoor area. By doing these things outside, we boost our metabolism and lose weight much quicker. The outdoors, even in the winter, is best suited for playing sports, exercising and walking because it is a natural gym. With the cold air biting, our bodies work harder to stay warm and burn more calories.

Dress Properly

First, it is extremely important that you dress properly. The clothing should protect you from the cold but should also not be too hot, otherwise you will perspire too much, which cools your body down quite quickly, something we need to avoid when outdoors in the winter. In any case, the clothing should be air permeable as well, to help wick away moisture and keep the body warm. Cotton is preferred.

Avoid Drastic Temperature Differences

It is also important to try to prevent drastic temperature changes. Although these do not directly contribute to you catching a cold or flu, it does lower your immune system, making you much more susceptible to these winter ailments. When outside exercising, do not allow your body to cool down too quickly by sitting on a bench or standing still for too long after getting hot and sweaty. If you need to take a rest, simply walk at a slow to medium pace, but do not stop, or go into a café or other warm place to rest. The best idea is to simply continue walking towards your home.

Hands, Face and Ears

Do not forget to protect your hands and facial skin from the cold. Wear gloves and protect your face with a suitable facial cream with SPF from cold, wind and the sun’s UV rays. As far as the skin on your face, it is also important to prevent drastic temperature changes to prevent the blood vessels from constricting and dilating too quickly, which can contribute to skin conditions such as rosacea.

Do not forget to protect your ears. Wear a thick, warm hot, preferably cotton, that can be pulled down over the ears, or use ear muffs/ear warmers.

Eyes

Protect your eyes from cold, wind and sun with good quality sunglasses. This is especially important if you are skiing or cycling, as the sun glints off the snow and can damage your eyes quite quickly.

Pay Attention to your Body’s Signals

Your body sends out signals when the cold is too much. Listen to that! If you are feeling quite sluggish or generally “not right”, go straight home and drink some hot tea while relaxing to combat this.

Eat Well

You know we burn more calories when outdoors in cold temperatures, and I’m sure you understand that it is natural instinct to eat fatty, heavy foods in the winter. However, it is important to not do this as often as you would like because you will simply nullify your attempts at weight loss. Winter is a great time to actually lose weight because nature makes it easy for us by making our bodies work harder in the cold. It would be a shame to not lose weight, or even gain weight, because you are justifying eating heavy greasy foods because of the weather. Keep in mind your all-year diet plan:

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Limit consumption of fatty foods (fried, fatty cheeses, butter, sauces and dressings)
  • Prefer white meat (chicken, turkey, veal) over red meat
  • Try to eat fish at least once per week, not breaded!
  • Choose whole grain products such as whole grain bread, pasta and brown rice that contain complex carbohydrates and are perfect energy sources for our bodies especially in winter
  • Drink plenty of water

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