🍂🌧️ Happy November! Month has started, and we can’t ignore the chill that’s sneaking into the air anymore. As we get into the season of warm sweaters, hot cocoa, and, yes, the infamous sniffles, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some tips on staying healthy and active when the temperature starts to dip.
Why Does November Challenge Our Health?
First things first—why is November notorious for turning us into flu magnets? The thing is, colder weather confines us indoors, making it easier for viruses to spread. Plus, the lack of sunlight can mess with our mood and motivation, throwing off our regular exercise routines. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy with cold weather (and to avoid flus!):
1. Keep That Body Moving!
Who says you can’t get a workout when it’s cold? If you’re not feeling up to jogging in the park in your winter coat, there are plenty of indoor activities that can get your heart rate up. From yoga (learn here its benefits) to indoor cycling, or even just a session of cleaning your house—these can all count as exercise. And of course, FitWoody is here to help track your performance.
2. Don’t Skip the Flu Shot
Yeah, we know, needles aren’t fun, but neither is the flu. This year, be proactive and get your flu shot early. It’s the single best way to prevent illness during flu season.
3. Layer Up Smartly
You can’t control the weather, but you can control what you wear. Go for moisture-wicking fabrics for your base layer, add an insulating layer like fleece, and finish with a waterproof outer layer. This will keep you warm without overheating during your outdoor activities.
4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
It’s easy to forget to drink water when you’re not sweating bullets, but staying hydrated is crucial. Water aids in digestion and helps regulate body temperature, among other essential functions.
5. Listen to Your Body
Remember, our adaptive streaks system considers your body’s natural recovery cycles. If you’re not feeling up to the mark, it’s okay to rest. Listen to your body, and if you’re feeling under the weather, maybe opt for a gentler workout or even a rest day. FitWoody will keep your streak safe! November doesn’t have to spell the end of your fitness goals. In fact, with the right mindset and some smart decisions, it can be the start of a wonderful winter journey. Stay warm and stay active, folks! 🧣🏃♀️
Hope this guide on how to stay healthy with cold weather keeps you motivated in November! Keep an eye out for more tips, tricks, and updates from your FitWoody app! If you liked this post don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Mastodon for more!