The cold months have arrived and we have reached the inevitable. Winter is here to stay for a few months but that is not the end of everything. Staying active is key during this time. In fact, it should be more of a focus than the warmer months.
Wintertime can be an opportunity to progress and continue working towards your health, fitness and body composition goals. So, how can we stay active during this time?
The best way to stay active is by making it a priority. You can still go outside when the weather permits. Wintertime activities can include:
Going for a walk or hike
Playing in the snow with the kids or grandkids
Making your gym sessions
Attend a yoga class
With any outdoor activity listed above, use your best judgment. Track the weather and have a plan for nicer days. Take a walk or a hike on those days. Bundle up and dress appropriately. Get outside and play in the snow. You’re still allowed to do that as an adult! Help the kids build a snowman or play with the dog. Shoveling snow is nearly unavoidable and can be very taxing. Don’t do it all at one time. Be smart and reduce your risk of injury or exhaustion.
Indoor options also exist. One piece of equipment at home like a dumbbell or kettlebell can provide an adequate workout. Getting to the gym or attending an exercise class like yoga or dance can provide the same benefits all year round. The catch is that you have to go. Many options exist, you just have to make it a priority.
Stay active during the wintertime! Make your health and fitness a focus when others are not. If you keep your body moving it will only set you up for a better spring and summer. Be your own advocate and invest in yourself during the cold months!
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