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WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? NOW IS THE TIME - WINTER IS HERE

Winters are here and so are the chilly temperatures in most parts of India. Perfect excuse for you to stay indoors and keep yourself warm, right? Not quite, actually winters are the best season to lose weight. Here’s why:
 

EXERCISE IS A NATURAL HEATER


Forget about those room heaters in your home to keep warm in the winters. All your body needs is a physical exercise to heat up things. That’s because working out gets your blood pumping and circulating in your body. Plus, it raises your body temperature, which means you’ll stay off those heavy jackets even after a good workout and save those power bills. It’s a win-win situation as you’ll gain fitness and savings.
 

EXTRA EFFORT WITHOUT THE EXTRA SWEAT


Winters means colder air temperature and less humidity, which means you can put extra effort in your workouts without feeling it. This means no dehydration or heat strokes. This means you can go the extra mile to get back in shape. Plus, when your body is continuously trying to regulate the internal temperature, it burns more calories to generate heat, which means shedding weight without stress and sweat.


A CHILL PILL


Winter can be a depressing time with a lot of fog, smog and lack of sunlight. Exercise forms the perfect pill to feel upbeat because when you work out, the body releases endorphins, a happy neurochemical, which boosts your mood and makes you feel cheery.


KEEP THE FLU IN HIBERNATION


It’s not just the endorphins, which your body releases during the winters. Studies have revealed that your body also releases certain antibodies during workouts, which keep your cold, flu and fever at bay. Perfect excuse to boost your fitness and immune system in the winters.


A SPRING IN YOUR STEP


Spring is the time to flaunt and show off your fresh look. However, for that to happen, the preparation should start in advance by exercising in the winters. So, if you want to look hotter, hit the gym in the winters.


THE CHEAT DIET SEASON


Winter brings in a lot of comforts to keep yourself warm. The hot chocolates, extra meat and sweets mean more yummy food in your tummy but yet it is also an added incentive for you to burn more and stay in shape. Isn’t it a win-win situation?

Do you have more great tips or reasons to burn more in the winters? Go ahead and share it with us.

 

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