The long, cold, dark days of winter can make it tough to manage your weight. One of the most effective weapons in the fight against winter weight gain is “daily” physical activity. I call this “No Zero Days” (doing something daily). Scientists have studied the effects of inactivity and concluded that an inactive lifestyle produces abnormal stress on brain chemistry. This kind of stress can contribute to poor decision-making and more overeating. To support better decision- making, try a 15-minute dose of physical activity every day. Over the years my most successful clients have been those who make a non-negotiable commitment to daily physical activity. In addition to your weekly strength training strive for a brisk, 15-minute walk (or comparable activity) every day. You will burn calories and improve brain chemistry for better decision-making!