If you don't want to gain weight this winter, this post is for you. Changing habits is the answer.
Hello readers, I just thought this was a good time to share some important tips about winter weight gain...now that winter is here early. Now... is the time to plan. Keep moving even if you you don't feel like it. If you don't like being outside in the cold, you can try some indoor activities... or tackle those household chores you put off in the summer.
Yoga or weight training can help you maintain your strength. Weight training increases muscle mass that can help fend off extra pounds. It's the habit that counts, and planning ahead helps. Once it becomes a habit, your body will look forward to it. Setting goals is an important part of this process.
The bad news is that as we age there is a decline in Human Growth hormone. The good news is that exercise increases the production of this hormone. Yes you can change this.
New Science claims that shorter bouts of more intense exercise can be more effective than longer sessions. It's like interval training. You don't have to use a timer or count heart beats though. There is a calorie burning period after exercise, but the "burning" period lasts longer after more intense exercise bouts.
By the way, I found a great podcast for you if you're over 40. It's called the 40 Plus fitness podcast. This site is http://older.fitness/. The host interviews some great guest speakers, and they are all experts.
You have great intentions, but can you make them a habit?
"Changing habits is the key to success," Stephen Covey.