Oh, the weather outside is frightful. So why should we bother trying to go out in it? While you may be tempted to curl up with a blanket and wait for warmer days, it’s important to get outside and take in some fresh air. Not only for your physical health but your mental health, too. Here are some easy tips to get yourself out and about this winter.
Before you go out into the elements you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. You won’t enjoy the fresh air if you’re absolutely freezing. Women’s thermals are an easy and comfortable way of keeping yourself warm. You’ll also want to make sure you’ve got your extremities covered as you can lose a lot of heat from them. Get yourself some thick socks, cosy gloves and a hat. Just because you’re being practical, doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish.
Go for a Walk
You might think walking through the countryside at this time of year would be a bit drab, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. A walk during winter is one of the most refreshing things you can do. You’re wrapped up warm, the paths will be quieter, and it offers you time to reflect and relax. Use this time outside a moment to appreciate your surroundings. The National Trust has a selection of their favourite wintery walks for all areas across the country.
Couch to 5k
Have you always wanted to try to get yourself fit, but have no idea where to start? Couch to 5k could be for you. It’s an app which slowly increases your stamina, building from brisk walks to longer and longer running times. The app has grown in popularity across the UK this year. Couch to 5k can be the motivation you need to get yourself outside and moving. When you start running in winter, it’s important you warm-up beforehand and dress appropriately.
If you find yourself struggling this winter season, you are not alone. This year is an especially difficult time, so remember to be kind to yourself. You can make friends with the cold, dark, days. Going outside – even briefly – can really make such a difference to your mood.
There are lots of ways you can get out and about this winter. From a bracing country walk, to simply stepping outside for some fresh air. Dress warm and take care of yourself. What have you been doing this winter?