For those who said winter is coming, it’s finally here! For many, this is the favorite time of the year because the days are shorter and the nights are longer. What does it mean? Well, cozying up inside a warm blanket with hot and delicious food of course! But winter can make us lazy which may invite a host of health concerns.
But fret not, gather your hot cup of tea and roll up inside your blanket because we are here to give you some workout and diet tips to stay fit this winter.

1. Control the carb

We all crave something sweet as we enjoy the winter outside. There is a reason for this, sweet-tasting food increases the serotonin levels in the brain, making one feel happier. As the day moves on, the craving only gets stronger. This can detriment one’s health as it leads to fat accumulation and enamel decay in the teeth.

To counter this, it is best to have a protein-rich breakfast that not only quells the hunger but also provides energy throughout the day. As the carb craving strikes, make sure to include low-fat and healthy snacks that satisfy your cravings without affecting one’s health. However, it is advised to increase one’s serotonin levels without food but with activities.

2. Cook with spice

Another way to make one’s food tasty while ensuring weight loss is to spice up the cooking! It is a well-known fact that spices help one lose weight. Therefore include spices like onions, garlic, turmeric, cilantro, and ginger to add flavor to your dishes.

Another healthy fact, these spices helps boost immunity. For example, turmeric is traditionally used in Chinese and Indian cuisine and medicines. This spice also helps to combat inflammation and heart disease, and acts as a powerful antioxidant.

3. Add Omega 3 fatty acids

Winter brings along with it that aching stiffness and joint aches. They can be quite troublesome but now, with a slight shift in one’s diet, these problems can be avoided.

Omega 3 fatty acids are a healthy type of fat that is naturally anti-inflammatory. They are usually found in fish and nuts. Since healthy fats are known to help reduce stiffness and joint pains, they also help reduce levels of depression, which people commonly feel during the shorter days of winter.

4. Schedule workouts

Nobody likes to get out of the warm bed early morning when the temperature outside is so cold! Who would not want to wrap themselves in the warm embrace of their blanket? Ah, the good life they say. Unfortunately, that can make you lethargic and increase your weight. So how to fight against it? Simply plan ahead.

Planning a weekly exercise routine early with a partner helps boost morale and also ensures nobody skips it at the last moment! On weekdays, write down an exercise schedule and include a lot of stretching that improves blood circulation and prevents workout incidents during winter.

5. Workout at home

If one of the excuses for not working out during winters is having to step out of home then you can drop that excuse this time.

Many apps help promote physical exercises that can be done with minimum or no equipment right at the comfort of one’s home. There are many apps also, that have amazing workouts for yoga enthusiasts and aerobics. If someone is unable to find such apps on their devices, then Pinterest can be useful too.

While you keep up your upcoming New Year’s resolution for a fitter you, we at Embassy Springs are gearing up as well. With a state of the art gym, a swimming pool, indoor games, and outdoor sports find ways to make new friends and spend quality time with family while you get your best physique. Everything is possible at Bangalore’s biggest and best-planned city.