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Get Cold Weather Ready With These Tips

By Genevieve Cunningham

The cold weather is coming. Like it or not, the frigid temperatures, bitterly cold breeze, and wispy snow is headed our direction. There are a lot of things about the winter that are exciting. We love the thought of playing in the snow, and then following that with warm cocoa in front of a fire. But there are other aspects of winter that are tougher to take. It's so easy to lose motivation in the winter -- especially when it comes to our health. If you want to spend your winter focusing on health and wellness, take a look at these tips to help you get ready starting now.

Get an Indoor Workout

There will be plenty of days in the winter when you don't leave the house unless absolutely necessary. On these days, it can be incredibly helpful to have a back-up, at-home workout ready to go. You can roll out of bed, throw on some shoes, and get in a great workout. And you'll never have to face the cold! Get this prepared now so that when the first super cold day, you'll be ready to go.

Stock Your Cabinets

Make sure that your cabinets and refrigerator are full of healthy foods. When it's too cold to head to the grocery store, you'll still have plenty of nutritious options to choose from. You don't have to shy away from all winter weather foods like stew and hot bread, but try to balance your kitchen with healthy foods so that you can keep weight gain under control and your health moving in the right direction. 

Listen to Your Body

This is something that you should be doing all year long! It's so important to listen to your body. Sometimes, it tells you to rest. Listen! Sometimes, it tells you to eat. Listen! If you spend the winter listening to and honoring your body and its needs, you'll go into the spring with your health in better condition.

The winter can be tough on both body and mind. It can make it hard to stick with working out and healthy eating. It can chip away at our motivation. Use these tips to keep yourself healthy through the winter. With a little preparation, you can enjoy better health with all of the winter festivities this year.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glen Allen, Va.

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