Heater on and room warm- check
TV on ready to catch Hawthorn about to annihilate Geelong- check
Suitable beverages and snacks ready to keep hunger pangs at bay-check
Does this sound like your approach to winter activity? If so you are not alone. The European Journal of Physiology
in 2009 reported that across many countries including Australia, and in all age groups from children to the elderly, that activity levels reduce in the winter months. There is world wide agreement that good health depends on us engaging in sufficient physical activity to maintain fitness. Unfortunately in developed countries such as Australia, many fail to engage in enough exercise at any time of the year. So are we more likely to suffer more health issues in Winter due reduced exercise levels?