sWhen the temperatures drop, the desire to leave the house also decreases, however, it is necessary to confront this desire. It usually has many negative consequences, not only physical but psychological as well.
In fact, according to a new study reported by the British newspaper Metro, only 29% of adults in the UK walk outside during the winter. The data is not very positive which is also reflected in problems such as seasonal depression.
So the paper spoke with some experts and put together some tips that will help you be more motivated to leave the house in the coming months.
Set reasonable goals
To the paper, veterinarian Sophie Whiskey suggests starting with simple goals. It is important that you do not expect to travel several kilometers on your first outing, and instead try to set shorter goals that you can easily achieve.
Try to find a friend to go for a walk with.
“Having someone to walk with makes everything more fun,” explains Sophie. Try to take a break, during lunch, or even before work, with a colleague for a short walk and get some fresh air.
borrow a dog
“Walking my dog helps me stay active and motivated during the winter months when it can be easy to become more lethargic,” explains Sophie. Those who don’t have a dog can (and should) offer to walk a friend or family member’s dog once a day, for example.
“It’s a great way to get some fresh air and raise your heart rate,” he says, adding that this activity also gives him “a chance to meet new people.”
create a routine
“A daily framework can help you create a routine that supports wellness in the winter months,” says care professional Will Donnelly. However, it is very important that you try to maintain adherence to this daily walk.
Try, for example, to schedule a phone call, always at the same time, to chat with friends or listen to a podcast while walking. Things that will (a lot) help you establish a routine.
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