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How to beat the Winter Blues with Exercise

You probably are dreading the coming winter season like a lot of folks are, and you rightfully have good reason to do so. There just is nothing that is as nice as warmth, which we get during the sprin...

You probably are dreading the coming winter season like a lot of folks are, and you rightfully have good reason to do so. There just is nothing that is as nice as warmth, which we get during the spring and summer months. Spring and summer provides us with so many activities that we often don't even think about the exercise we are getting from it all. Such things as mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, cleaning the deck, or even power washing the sides of the house, all provide some great exercise.

One thing I enjoy in the spring and summer months is going fishing and taking walks. As winter comes, my fishing drops because I do not like ice fishing, I just don't know the signs enough to tell which areas are safe, and I almost always go fishing alone, which makes ice fishing much more dangerous. My walking continues right though the winter months, as much as it does all year.

If you are like a lot of other people you probably find yourself trying to beat the winter blues during the long cold months. I do not have this problem, and I can tell you the simple way to beat the winter blues, and that is through exercise. Now, as I stated earlier I love taking walks in the spring and summer, I also take the same walks all winter. I simply bundle up and put on my sweater, coat, hat and gloves, head out the door with my ipod playing, and walk.

I love the cold, clean and crisp air of winter, and the snow makes the trees and everything look so nice. I just feel that not walking to walk or exercise in the winter because of the cold is laziness, but that's just the way I feel. I understand that some people have health reasons, that require them to not be exposed to the cold air, and I can certainly understand that, and I want to tell you that you can still beat the winter blues by exercising inside.

If you are physically fit to move at all, then you can exercise in one way or another. The more someone sits and becomes inactive in the winter months, the more easily it is to become fatter, and also experience the winter blues, or depression. Exercise is a great way to break up the monotony of any boring time period, and exercise increases the blood and heart rate, making us more warmer and energetic feeling, while burning some calories.

If you like sitting in a chair and watching TV, you can lift some dumbbells, or do some leg lifts, I mean there is always some way we can find to exercise, even with out weights, just lifting a arm up and down, or flexing each leg in and out, helps break the sedentary lifestyle that a lot of folks find themselves in, during the winter months. If you don't like exercising alone at home, and you are able to drive and get out, try joining a local fitness club or some other health center. Once you get into doing exercise in one form or another, you will find that you can beat the winter blues easily.

There is a website that describes numerous activities and other methods to help eliminate the Winter Blues, this website is called: Winter Activities - and it may be found at this url: http://www.winter-activities.com

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Robert W. Benjamin has been involved in weight loss and has been researching the Winter Blues for a few years. He has personally turned his life around at the age of 50, by reducing his body weight from 400 lbs to 185 lbs. If you want to turn your life around, and read other great info and ideas on beating the winter blues, please check out the website below:

Winter Activities

http://www.winter-activities.com





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