Warm up with exercise, not comfort food as temps drop
Health experts are urging the community to stay active by exercising for at least 30 minutes on most days to keep the extra kilos at bay in the cooler months.
On the back of worldwide studies showing people putting on weight when seasons change, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Endocrinology at St Vincent’s Hospital Katherine Samaras has urged people in NSW not to fall for the same trap.
“The hibernation pattern of animals such as bears is well known but people don’t always think about how their habits change too when temperatures drop,” Prof Samaras said.
- be active every day
- sit less and move more, you’ll burn more kilojoules
- plan ahead – get your exercise clothes ready the night before
- choose smaller portions richer winter foods
- remember, it’s ok to be cool
- up the H20 to stay hydrated
- seek further information and support from your own personal health coach through the free NSW Health Get Healthy Service.
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