The leaves are starting to turn orange, red and yellow, and the air is getting fresher and full of the scent of wood burning in the fireplace.
Back to the wardrobe shots and flip-flops…welcome to wool socks and blanket! But… let’s be honest, even though we love the warm summer evenings, the “sea-salty” kisses, the sea, the games on the beach, the fairies, the campfires, the laughter with friends at the lighthouse, the summer love songs…
“Like a first slow dance and a first long kiss…There ain’t nothing baby better then this…It’s like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine…It feels something like summertime”, the beloved blanket is the undoubted queen of our life.
- The aptitude for hibernation is around the corner and the low temperatures don’t help…Even if we all know that carrying on with the physical activity is extremely important in order to feel good, no everyone knows that being outdoors especially during the fresher months has amazing benefits:
- It helps to re-oxygenate all tissues, it triggers your body biochemical mechanisms that raise your natural immune system. The immune system is strengthened, the body reinforces itself and gets used to the cold temperatures and therefore it falls ill less.
- Doing activities outdoors during the middle hours allows you to get some sun. This stimulates the production of serotonin and endorphins (happiness hormones), it improves the mood and, thanks to vitamin D of the sunlight, it helps to prevent osteoporosis.
- The fresh air tones up your body, which becomes more reactive and full of energy.
- The cold weather stimulates the activity of our heart, which is forced to pump with more efficiency a larger amount of blood, enough to maintain the same temperature in all body parts.
- You can burn more calories: in one hour of walking at 5°C you can burn twice than one at 20°C… you don’t have to think about it, do you?
When you do outdoor activities you have to wear protective and breathable technical clothing and don’t forget to “dress like an onion”. Hands, head, nose and ears have to be protected from the cold in the right way. Gloves, hats, protective cream and sunglasses are compulsory during activities on the snow! Come on! Don’t be lazy! Get off the sofa, take off the blanket (just for now) and go out to train! And remember, don’t forget at home your curiosity, an open heart and the love and respect for nature.