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Get the most out of your winter workout

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Winter should not be a time that your fitness plans hibernate-especially with all of those holiday parties and treats. 

With the right attitude and mix of exercises, you can beat those winter blues!

Fitness Expert, Carlos Rivas, will show you simple exercises you can do at home, at the gym, or at work to help you stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to get the most out of your workout during the winter months.

Seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the winter months.  If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you less likely to workout.

Exercise is a great treatment for seasonal affective disorder.  Take the following steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

1.  Get in the right mindset:  Focus on taking the right steps towards accomplishing your goals.  Learn to focus on the present.  Do steps 2-4 to help you stay motivated and energized!

2.  Exercise: You can start by doing as little as 10 minutes per day or as much as 45 minutes per day (depending on your current physical condition).  Exercise helps you produce seratonin, which calms you down; endorphins, which is a chemical that actually makes you feel better, and dopamine, which gives you more motivation!

3. Stay hydrated:  Water helps you metabolize more fat and it will help you stay energized!

4.  Eat more fruits, vegetables and lean meats.  Eat foods that make you feel better!

Special offer: Visit our website at and request a copy of our ideal performance foods via email and be entered to win 3 highly individualized personal training sessions with one of our world class personal trainers valued at $225.00!

About Carlos Rivas:
Carlos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FitCorp, a highly individualized worksite wellness company, Director of Fitness and High Performance Coaching for FitCorp.  He holds bachelor's degrees in exercise science and sports medicine, and a master's degree in exercise physiology.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, former director of one of the nation's top 10 personal training programs, conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, and has more than 15,000 hours of personal training experience.
Carlos can be reached by e-mail: or 502-741-9428 to schedule your highly individualized training session.

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