Sometimes, it can be challenging to take part in some activities when the snow starts to fall.
When the leaves begin to fall off trees, some people prefer staying indoors while others grab their winter boots and venture out.
It's a matter of preference.
But whether you prefer to stay cozy indoors or you prefer being outdoors, there are certain activities that you should always do to remain fit as a fiddle.
My dear friend, you need to shift your wellness routine and respond to the changes happening outside.
Don't know what to do?
In this article, we will show you 20 activities you should include in your wellness calendar. You don't have to follow all the tips given in this post; handpick a few you can continuously keep up with.
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Eat a lot of soup
Even though you won't be sweating as much as you probably do in summer, you should eat more soups in winter so that you stay hydrated and full. One bowl of soup made from different kinds of vegetables can be one of the most healthy meals, especially during the winter season.
Cook With Spices
One good thing about eating spicy food during winter is that it will help make you warmer and sweat – and this is also a way to do away with dampness from the body. Besides adding flavor to your dishes, spiced food will also help avoid gaining calories by increasing the digestive fire and metabolism.
Exercise every week
If anything, you have to make it a point that you reduce your sitting time. The more you sit, the higher the chances of having metabolic problems. Come up with a plan for weekly exercises and try to do at least 300 minutes a week. As you plan your exercise plan, choose the workout routines or activities for each day, and jot down each session's duration. Various studies also confirm that working out during the winter will help transform excess body fat into calorie-burning brown fat. You don't have to go to the gym to work out; you can exercise at your home.
Watch a movie with friends or family
As someone who enjoys indoor activities, one of my favorite things to do in cold weather is to chill and relax with loads of coffee and recreating a self-made cinema with family and friends. Watching a movie with people close to you can have the same benefits, such as going to recreational parks or having a road trip out of town. Studies have shown that watching a movie with loved ones can help tighten bonds, create a spirit of togetherness, and build tradition, etcetera.
Try Ice Fishing
If you are an adventurous person who likes to try new things, you can go ice fishing. Suppose you visit Turkey this winter; there are several ice fishing spots in this Eastern European country. By the way, you don't have to be a skilled fisherman to give it a go in ice fishing.
Go skiing in Turkey
In Turkey, the skiing season opens in winter, and there are many affordable ski centers that you can visit with family and friends. Most people don't know that skiing is also an acceptable form of exercise. Skiing helps burn calories, strengthens lower body calories, improves flexibility, engages core muscles, creates a feeling of relief and happiness.
Cozy up with a good book
Reading puts your brain to work, and that's good for you. Reading is to the brain what a good exercise is to the body. This is to say that bookworms tend to enjoy some perks for their health and happiness. Whether it's a hard copy or an ebook, it can make you more empathetic, relax, sleep well, etc. Unknown to many folks, reading can help you fight Alzheimer's disease – a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. So pick up that old book and start exercising your brain.
Give yourself time to meditate
When you can't go outside because of the nasty weather, take some time to yourself and meditate. Studies show that meditation is a medicine that effectively helps you de-stress and relax your body and mind. It's much more like therapy for the soul. So go ahead, put on your favorite pair of socks, relax by the fire, and focus your attention on your breathing.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in December 2020.