When winter hits, getting out of bed to exercise isn’t particularly appealing for most of us. Winter also heralds an increase in colds and flu. So why would you want to keep exercising in the cold, and what’s the best way to prepare for it?  Accredited Exercise Physiologist Caitlin Feeney gives us her insight into why you need to keep moving and the best tips to keep you on track. Why you need to move even when it's cold   Preparing for summer You might have summer training goals or simply want to maintain all the work you have done in the previous summer....

If you're usually a morning person, who wakes up when the sun comes up and exercises first thing - the onset of winter can give your motivation a real knock.   The darker, colder mornings, make it so tempting to hit that snooze button, and for a lot of people the struggle to get out of bed, especially to exercise, in winter - is real. Those that live in colder climates will often talk about their 'winter bodies’ as often we eat more, sleep more and exercise less during the colder months.  We know that exercise increases our endorphin's, improves muscle mass, decreases...

Should we still exercise when we’re feeling under the weather? And if so, how much exercise is okay? Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Mark Simpson, investigates.   It is that time of the year where we all seem to get struck down with a common cold, viral infection or a severe case of man-flu. Winter is a tough time at best to stick to a training regime, the last thing anyone needs is a setback in the form of sickness. So what can we do? We generally take one of two approaches to this situation, take a complete rest from any form of exercise or try...

  Let is snow, let is snow, let it snow. Find out how to increase your ski fitness and come out of the season injury-free!   While the temperature is dropping, cars are frosting over and the heaters are getting turned up, skiiers everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a good snowfall. It’s estimated that 200 million people worldwide hit the slopes annually. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned ski bunny, skiing certainly can take its toll on the body. Read on to discover how you can increase your ski fitness and come out of the season injury-free!   What’s up...

As Australia starts to experience winter and the big wet, we see exercise levels drop. But wet weather doesn't have to rain on your exercise parade.   One study suggests that rain can have the largest negative effect on your physical activity levels. Wet weather outside may mean we can’t just go out for a run or walk, so it’s at this point we have to start using our imagination. As with all exercise we suggest you create a plan, set some goals and seek advice from an Accredited Exercise Professional if you have any concerns about your health.   Exercise Right’s Best Wet Weather Exercise Ideas   1....