How to lose weight during a blizzard snow storm
and lose weight too !
A bad winter storm can mean the loss of electricity, heat, transportation, and even support services and weight gain. A severe storm can easily mean you are stranded for a while — more than three days. This can lead to low activity,increased hours in front of the television,all day snacking and weight gain. It seems when we hear that snow is coming we race to the grocery store and stock up on the essentials,along with lots of goodies. As I checked out at the register and looked at he carriages of what people were buying hot chocolate (the high sugar mix one),chips,dips,cookie mix and cheeses were in almost every wagon. Do we really need extra calories when we are limited to indoor activity? During a bad storm there are several things you can do to protect your current weight,current fitness level as well as the obvious dangles.
Watch the local news. Some storms arrive suddenly, but usually the local weather team can give you some warning that there is a chance of a storm. In addition, during a storm, the radio can give you information on storm intensity, storm tracking and other emergency information. Instead of just watching the news get on your treadmill and walk or get on the floor and do ab crunches.
Listen to the radio for information on how long the power may be out, whether more snow or ice is coming, travel restrictions, warnings or any other news you may need. Be sure that your radio can function without an electrical current, such a battery back-up.
try to walk up and down your steps several times every hour while listening to the radio. If you have a pedometer put it on because the body requires 10,000 steps a day. That will be difficult if you are limited to the indoors,so plan ahead and just walk in place.
Stay calm. A winter storm is usually just a major nuisance, not a full-blown crisis. If proper shelter is provided for, lives are usually not at risk. The snow will melt, it may be a matter of hours or days,but it will clear up. A great way to stay calm during a storm is to drink camemille,white or green tea,read a e-book,try indoor yoga or just close your eyes and meditate.
Plan ahead Before winter weather strikes, be sure you have enough supplies to handle a few days without being able to leave home. Of course,have enough medication, food, water, fuel, toilet paper, diapers, and so on available. Ensure your first-aid kit is well stocked. Have plenty of extra sheets and blankets available. But the other very important list is bottled water,raw cut up veggies,fresh fruit,teas and comfort foods like grains
oatmeal and soup. HAVING HOT SOUP will make you feel full and less cold and hollow inside. The desire to overeat is less likely when you feel full,so,stock up on soup or make your own home-made vegetable soup.
Have a backup heat source. A great source of heat is to move-internal temperature or your core temperature is elevated from exercise,so,put on you favorite music and dance around your living room or or favorite room. Burn calories,release endorphins,increase oxygen levels and feel warm inside. A ready to go fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater heater will also keep you warm. Be sure you know how to use these sources safely, and have appropriate fuel at hand. Be careful to conserve energy if you're anticipating a long outage. Even if you have a gas furnace, remember that it will not run without electricity Gas stoves can be lit with matches, however, be extremely careful using a gas stove for emergency heat. Dangers include oxygen depletion, CO poisoning, and serious fire risk. If possible, use only the oven. (However, with many newer ranges, the oven cannot be operated without electricity)
Have candles, matches, and flashlights. When the power goes out, you will need to have light to see by. Be sure you have extra batteries. Always use caution when using candles. Conserve; you don't usually have to try to illuminate the whole house to be safe.
Purchase self-powered radios and flashlights. Some of these models will also charge your cell phone. Also purchase Light sticks as well.
Make sure you have water. The recommended water is approximately 50 % of your body weight in ounces or 8 glasses a day. Often people thing of drinking water during the hot weather but it is just as important to get your quota in during the cold days. If you have a well which relies on an electric pump you should fill several pots or jugs with water because in a power outage you may be left without running water. If worse comes to worse, you can melt snow to get water. Keep in mind that snow is mostly air, and won't yield that much water. Don't waste fuel in melting snow if you need fuel for heating your food or house.
If the house temperature drops to near freezing, turn off the main water supply and open faucets to drain the pipes. This will prevent water from freezing in the pipes and rupturing them, thereby avoiding future expensive damage.
Drink liquids and eat plenty of food to keep your body's energy high and prevent dehydration. Remember it takes months to lose weight so don't gain weight now-make that decision. Cut out your favorite photos of summer,bathing suits and your healthiest body goal.That will inspire you to move in the direction of your sleekest,fittest and super star body!
Stay indoors if possible. In blizzard (wind-driven snow) or white-out (fog) conditions, visibility can be very limited, even during daylight. Snowdrifts can hide familiar landmarks. Becoming lost and unable to return to shelter is a real possibility.
Wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Most heat escapes the body through the top of the head and the feet, therefore always wear a hat and mittens, which are warmer than gloves. Also be careful to not become soaked by water or sweat – this can cause cold-related problems. Your skin should stay dry and moderately warm.
Keep warm indoors. Dress in layers and wear a hat. Be sure to dress children and elderly warmly. Lounge in bed, and invite your pet and your whole family into bed for additional warmth.
With extremely cold air, cover your body as much as possible to prevent frostbite.
Check in on your family members. Make sure you know where everyone in your family is at all times and that they have shelter. Ensure that their survival needs are being met. Be careful about shoveling snow. Many heart attacks and back injuries occur when people used to a sedentary lifestyle attempt to shovel snow. It's extremely heavy work. If you don't work out regularly, see if a neighbor has a snow blower or is willing to help shovel. Take your time shoveling, take frequent rest breaks, drink plenty of water. If you do not exercise regularly it is not recommended to shovel especially if the snow is heavy and more than 1-3 inches.Remember to bend your knees,use a moderate fill of snow and engage your core as you shovel to prevent injuries and back strain. Take frequent breaks and stretch before going outside.
After a very heavy snowfall, you may need to clear your roof, ideally with a roof rake. Otherwise the weight of the snow may damage your house, especially flat or low-angle roofs. Be sure your air intake for the house is clear, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. During a power outage you may not have a functioning alarm.
Check around after the storm. When the storm has passed, and you are safe, check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled. Check your property for damage and repair anything dangerous. Stay aware of the possibility of a "second wave" storm. Try to get back to your everyday life. Remember to stay warm as you shovel your walks, clean off your car, and other daily tasks.
Help clean up. If the storm has left snow, shovel your sidewalks. Dig out the nearest fire hydrant. Find and dig out your car.
Enjoy having no power: Take a break from the everyday world. Play wii fit,walk up and down your stairs,stay out of the kitchen and Snuggle in bed.Stop to look around and appreciate the winter wonderland Assuming it is safe outside go for a walk and enjoy how quiet and tranquil it is with no cars on the road.
And lastly,have gratitude for the wonderful scenic view,the smile on the kids faces wehn sledding and for the magic of it all!
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