I’m not making excuses for people here. We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves fit and healthy no matter how difficult it is. It’s one area where excuses just don’t cut it.
However, I can’t help but think it could definitely be a contributing factor. I’ve just came back from a weekend in the sun and when you are out and about you can’t help but notice the difference in lifestyle aided by the better weather.
Everywhere you look people are out and about doing stuff. Exercising, playing sport on the beach, even just being outside sunbathing keeps you out the biscuit tin. I’m not talking about people on holiday here this is the locals as well.
Then there’s the food. I don’t know about you but I’m far more likely to order a fresh salad when I’m sat outside in the sun overlooking the sea than I am on a rainy day here in the north east.
We’ve had some good weather here the last couple of weeks and you can see the difference. There’s more people out and about doing stuff, being active, exercising and just generally getting out of the house. Everyone suddenly has a positive energy about them, people are happier, more motivated, more productive, less stressed and enjoying their lives more. It’s like a drug.
When the weather is crap there’s only so many things you can do. Stay in the house, sit in a bar or restaurant, go to the cinema, go shopping most of which involve eating, drinking and very little moving.
There’s nothing we can do about the weather unfortunately apart from secretly plan to disappear somewhere hot (come on we all do it). It is however definitely something to consider when looking for reasons why so many of us are leading sedentary lifestyles and gives us all the more reason to go out and enjoy the good weather when it is here.
Just a little thought for today
I want you to comment below what you think the answer is…
Does our climate contribute to our obesity problem?