Don’t Let Winter Give You the Fitness Blues

Most of us are hesitant to exercise in Winter. Who wants to bundle up and go for a run on potentially slippery sidewalks? Who wants to warm up the car and brush off snow in the morning to make that early yoga class? But despite these obstacles, it’s important to try and get your body moving during these cold, dark months. Here are a few fun ways to help motivate you to embrace the season and rekindle your love of fitness.

Know the Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal changes in temperature during Fall and Winter can affect millions of Americans with seasonal depression. Also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the “winter blues,” nearly 5 percent of the Americans experience it, and four out of five people who have seasonal depression are women, according to Mental Health America. This Fall it’s important to recognize the signs.