How to Stay Fit in Autumn and Winter

How to Stay Fit in Autumn and Winter

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How to Stay Fit in Autumn and WinterHow to stay fit in Autumn and Winter

Now that the summer is over and there are no holidays to look forward to, the fitness regime can relax a little right!? We no longer need to tone our stomachs or get rid of bingo wings for fear of the dreaded holiday photos. Wrong. If we’re planning on eating our bodyweight in chocolate this Christmas we’re definitely going to need to carry on with the exercising.

The free option

If you don’t have the cash to splash on pricey equipment and gym membership there is always the classic ‘free’ option – running. Pounding the pavements of your neighbourhood is an excellent way to build up muscle and lose fat and what with the cooler weather it’s the perfect time to start. Load your iPod with fast, angry music (it helps a lot) and get set to work your entire body.

Running not your thing? Swimming is a relaxed, less intense workout which uses every muscle in the body! Yes it can be a little tedious and boring just casually paddling along, but if you find yourself getting fed up increase the intensity. Think of the ridiculously toned thighs and arms as the end result and you’ll be dominating that pool in no time!

Make use of the garden with a trampoline or skipping. It may seem a little childish, but skipping burns a shed load of calories and will have you sweating within minutes depending on the speed. Trampolining is also a fun way to incorporate cardio into your fitness plan as it tones legs, bums and tums.

Work out at home

If you shun the gym for working out at home House Of Fraser has a great selection of machines and accessories to keep you trim and toned. From the super expensive exercise bikes to yoga mats and kettle bells, there’s a fabulous range to ensure you get in shape from the comfort of your own home.

Try some classes

Classes such as yoga and pilates are becoming increasingly popular due to the number of celebrities swearing by the results. It’s ideal for a group of friends if you feel a little daunted exercising by yourself and it increases flexibility, posture and general wellbeing. If it’s good enough for the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Eva Longoria it’s good enough for us!

So there you have it, plenty of reasons why autumn/winter shouldn’t stop us from exercising. Dust off your trainers, pop on your winter warmers and kick-start your fitness plan now instead of the standard ‘New Year’s exercise resolution’.

Now that the summer is over and there are no holidays to look forward to, the fitness regime can relax a little right!? We no longer need to tone our stomachs or get rid of bingo wings for fear of the dreaded holiday photos. Wrong. If we’re planning on eating our bodyweight in chocolate this Christmas we’re definitely going to need to carry on with the exercising.

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