Upon us once again is the seasonal outbreak of Lathargiasis. With every party, yule tide and Christmas carol, Canucks around the country are finding it increasingly difficult to say “yes” to working out. And so the spare tires roll in.
Latharg / e / asis
The physical disorder of inactivity, usually seen during the winter hibernation season.
If you are having any of the following symptoms,
- Low energy so low, in fact, that you’re feeling a massive strain to turn the lights off.
- A spare tire fitted securely around your midsection
- A lofty New Years resolution
run – don’t walk to your nearest physical activity.
Our in-house health experts explain:
“Lathargiasis is trickery of the brain. It allows you to believe that New Years is just around the corner and you will head to the gym then. Unfortunately, not only do a third of all resolutions fall flat before the end of January, but by not working out you are slowing the release of endorphins in your brain which get released upon physical activity (meaning Scroogeoid is just around the corner). Forgoing your workouts will also lower your energy levels so that you are in a constant circle of feeling tired making it harder to get into your routine again.”
Avoid Lathargiasis by:
Keeping up to at least three days of physical activity per week. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go to the gym either. Shovel the snow in the driveway, go sledding with your kids or play a game of ice hockey with the bros. Enjoy peace of mind, get going and do what you love.
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