Workplace Wellness Insights: Keep Up Your Workout Plan Despite Cooler Temperatures
Each month, we send out our RK Healthy Workforce wellness newsletter. In it, we provide health and wellness tips for your work and life. December usually means dropping temperatures and getting into the holiday season. Just because it’s getting colder outside doesn’t mean that your workout routine has to cool down, too. If you find it harder to keep up with your workout program as the temperatures drop, you’re not alone. Every year, many Americans find it increasingly difficult to remain committed to their plan as the holidays, shorter days and less-than-ideal weather create obstacles.
Whether you’re a gym-goer or outdoor exerciser, there are simple ways you can overcome the winter obstacles and stay on track with your workout plan.
- Acclimate to colder weather by warming up inside. If you’re an outdoor exerciser, try doing your warmup inside. By doing so, you’ll raise your body temperature and already be warm before you step outside.
- Prep for your next day the night before. If you’re an early morning gym-goer, try getting everything you need for the next day together the night before. This way, all you need to do when your alarm goes off is get up, get dressed and go to the gym.
- Have a backup plan. Even the most dedicated exercisers will lose their motivation. That’s why it’s essential to have a backup workout plan that you can do at home. It doesn’t have to be lengthy, doing something is better than doing nothing at all. Aim to have three or four full-body workouts ready for when you need them.
Our monthly wellness newsletter also provides healthy recipes, seasonal tips and other valuable resources. For example, in December we also talk about:
- ‘This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria;’ best practices as we head into peak flu season
- 3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
- Holiday Budgeting 101
- A Recipe for Winter Crisp
If you would like to receive this newsletter in your email each month, contact your R&K client manager. Also, check back with us next month for more workplace wellness insights.