The winter is definitely the most difficult time of year to be productive and to live a healthy active lifestyle. The weather is usually miserable with low temperatures, short days and dark skies. This prompts us to find shelter in the warmth of our homes and to avoid being outside wherever possible. Naturally our bodies want to recuperate when we have been battling with germs of bugs and flus which are everywhere in the winter. So getting up early to hit the gym before work or heading to the gym late at night can seem pretty impossible most of the time. This article outlines a few ways to live a healthier life this January without going overboard at the gym.
Many of us today don’t work out. Not only do we not work out, we barely move at all in our day to day lives. The typical work and life styles are sedentary ones – hours spent sitting at a desk staring into a screen, moving no more than our fingers and forearms to type and move a mouse. Considering that we are barely moving during a commute to and from work, then sitting on the couch when we get in, then lying in bed for 8 hours, it is clear that the average human being does not in fact move much on a daily basis.