As I was munching on my cold cereal with frozen blueberries this morning, I felt a shiver run down my spine. As my teeth chattered I happened upon an article by sports nutritionist, Nancy Clark Winter and Nutrition: Fueling for Cold Weather
Clearly it was a sign:) It discusses how eating cold things makes you cold…..duh. So, I ran to my cupboard and pulled out my instant miso soup! Maybe it was my Japanese grandmother calling out to me to eat something warm. She always said that it was better to eat warm things in the winter.
We all know it is difficult to get outside (or even leave the house!) and workout in the winter. Winter is a time when some of us are affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), we eat more and crave unhealthier foods, and we tend to feel lethargic. That it is why it is so CRITICAL that we stay active during the winter. One of the fantastic things about living in Seattle is the climate—it is mild enough for us to be active outside pretty much all year round!
Boot Camp will definitely help keep us fit throughout the winter. Other examples of winter activities include: skiing (cross country, downhill), snowboarding, snowshoeing, running, trail running, stairs, walking, etc…
So let’s toast to winter, miso soup, Boot Camp and a great 2010!