10 reasons why winter is a good time to work out

  • Winter can be a tough time to get motivated to exercise
  • There are many reasons why winter is a good time to work out; as well as the physical benefits of a more energised, stronger, leaner body, it can have some positive mental aspects such as a reduction in stress, increase in happiness and joining a team can boost your social life.

It can be difficult to get motivated when it’s cold and dark, but doing at least 30 minutes moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week can help support your immune system to fight off the flu.

If you still need convincing, here are some reasons from Jason Ibrahim our Bupa Health and Lifestyle Coach to get you up and out this winter:

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Jason Ibrahim is an enthusiastic Bupa Health and Lifestyle Coach and AMP’s Health and Wellbeing Manager. With over 15 years’ experience working in corporate health, Jason has presented coaching seminars, lifestyle programs and exercise programs for a number of leading companies.


Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress [online]. [Last updated 21 July 2012; accessed 21 July 2014]. Available from: www.mayoclinic.org

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