But there are alternatives to the gym during the winter months. You could try ice skating and skiing - even shopping for several hours for Christmas presents can be a good form of exercise.
The winter season usually means holidays, loved ones, parties, big dinners... and weight gain.
The season to be jolly is littered with plenty of social traps to overeat and indulge. But to avoid winter weight gain, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here's five tips to avoid the winter waistline bulge!
Don't drink too much. Too much alcohol can have you gaining pounds fast. The odd wine and cocktail are fine. But don't overdo it.
Eat a snack before you go out. Lean proteins and vegetables will keep you full so you won't reach for those unhealthy options.
Stay on top of hunger and eat various small meals throughout the day. This will help boost your metabolism and help avoid overeating.
Even though it's cold, keep drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated will keep those hunger cravings at bay. You can also try hot green tea or lemon water.
Going to the gym can be a pain, especially when the weather is cold outside. But it's important to exercise to stay in shape. Healthy drinking and eating is not enough on its own to stay in shape.
So, plan your winter eating and exercise regimes and be kind to your body. It will help to keep away that winter waistline bulge.