Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warm Up for Winter with a Fitness Regime

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warm Up for Winter with a Fitness Regime

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IT HASN'T been too cold so far this autumn, but I'm sure that will change.

When the morning chill comes you may be forgiven for turning the heater up a notch or snuggling under a blanket to ward off the nippy weather.

Here are some suggestions that will not only burn some calories and keep you warm but may even cut down on your heating bill.

1. Get out and go for a walk. It's a great way to circulate your blood, increase lung capacity, clear your mind and warm the joints. Doesn't have to be a long one, just a simple brisk walk taking in your surroundings.

2. Get vacuuming and jive it up with some music in the background to lift your spirits. Vacuuming, sweeping and even cleaning your home will help clear the winter bugs away as well as warm you deep to your core.

These activities provide vigorous upper and lower body movements, which will burn some winter calories.

3. Have a warm shower or bath, dress in layers afterwards and then go through a simple head to toe stretching regime. …

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