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Spring into fitness action with winter's cool workouts

WARM UP: Jetts personal trainer Jason Gent trains Jessica Gillespie through the winter months.
WARM UP: Jetts personal trainer Jason Gent trains Jessica Gillespie through the winter months. Claudia Baxter

SUMMER bodies are made in the winter.

That's what Raceview personal trainer Jason Gent tells his clients when the climate drops and the urge to hibernate sets in.

With temperatures as low as one degree this week, most people are opting to bundle up, stay inside with a hot cuppa and wait for spring. But Mr Gent, who works at Jetts Booval, said it was important to stay active and healthy no matter what season it was.

"Winter is definitely the least active time of year for many people," he said. "The weather is colder, the hours of daylight are shorter and there is an abundance of comfort foods.

"If you're living a sedentary lifestyle through the winter, then you're going to gain body fat and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Those who want to look good for the summer have to put in the work during the winter."

 

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The 25-year-old said even a little bit of exercise could go a long way.

"If you can't go to the gym, walk around somewhere warm like an indoor shopping centre," he said.

"It's also helpful to have an exercise buddy to share your time with and held keep you motivated."

Exercise is Medicine Australia chairperson Chris Tzar said it paid to get active to heighten your chances of living a long, healthy life. Mr Tzar said physical activity not only reduced the risk of conditions like heart disease and diabetes, it was also alleviated feelings of stress and depression.

It is recommended Australians participate in at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, or 75 to150 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity, each week.

Hot winter workout tips

  •  Invest in a winter workout wardrobe: Find appropriate clothing to wear during the colder months
  •  Take extra time to warm up: Muscles contract in colder weather and this can lead to a greater chance of injury
  •  Drink lots of water: Drink at least 2 litres each day to avoid dehydration and skin irritation during the colder months.



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