Show of hands: How many of you get excited about gearing up with cold weather apparel to go outside and exercise? Okay, so we can’t see your hands through our blog, but we’re guessing that most of you shivered a bit just at the thought of going outdoors to exercise. We get it. Wisconsin winters are, well, cold. And it’s much cozier to stay indoors wrapped up in your favorite blanket, watching movies next to the fireplace while a warming fire crackles away. BUT, before you throw winter workouts to the wind, consider this: exercising outdoors in the winter has some ah-mazing benefits.
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Ready or not, December is upon us. You’ve survived Halloween and Thanksgiving and now it’s time to make sure you get through Christmas and the New Year without ruining all of your hard work over the past year. Finding time for fitness can sometimes be a challenge during your average, everyday life. Finding time for fitness throughout the holidays can seem downright daunting. We are here to offer a little help. Instead of ignoring the extra pounds that sneakily creep on and throwing your workout goals to the snow-covered curb, get yourself in the right mindset and get ready to rock your fitness routine all the way into the New Year.
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Winter has moved in on us here in Wisconsin, so now is the time for cozy layers, comfort foods, relaxation, and hibernation, right? Wrong! At least, not if you want to keep your summer body all winter long, that is. The temptation to kick back during the winter months comes easy, but do you really want to sabotage all the hard work you’ve been doing? We didn’t think so. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick list of things to keep in mind and do this winter to hang on to that summer body. If you keep up the hard work all winter, you won’t have any fear of that swimsuit come summer.
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Once daylight saving time ends in Wisconsin, our days get shorter and shorter. If these darker days are zapping your energy and bringing you down, then this blog post is for you. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression typically triggered by the change in seasons when we lose daylight hours and the temps start dipping. The best way to defeat seasonal depression begins with recognizing the issue and then trying different tactics to thwart those winter blues.
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We’ve all heard that a sedentary lifestyle can do us more harm than good. But exactly how much more harm? The effects of being sedentary go far beyond what you might think; more than hurting your heart and bringing on weight gain. We’ve created a quick list of eight reasons you should keep moving.
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