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1. Winter Fitness Tips: How to Stay Active in the Cold Weather
It’s hard to stay motivated to work out in the winter. The cold weather and dark days make it tough to get up and moving.
Not only is it hard to work out in the winter, but it’s also easy to let your fitness routine fall by the wayside. All of those New Year’s resolutions can quickly fade away.
Winter workouts don’t have to be a drag. In fact, they can be a lot of fun! In addition to visiting the gym, you can stay active in the cold weather, too.
Bundle yourself and your kids up in layers so you can easily adjust your temperature. Be sure everyone’s heads and hands are covered. And, take some extra time warming up before you exercise in the cold. Then, try these fun activities to keep you and your family in motion through the winter months:
Walking is easy and requires little more than a good pair of shoes. You can burn calories, increase blood flow, and give your heart and lungs a boost just by putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is also a great stress reducer.
Hiking affords many of the same benefits as walking, and gives you the chance to explore new vistas.
Vigorous exercise like running slows the effects of aging and appears to help fend off disease and disability.
Skating, Snowshoeing, or Skiing
Try outdoor activities like skiing or snowboarding. Not only will they get you outdoors, but winter sports can also involve the whole family and as many friends as you want to include.
Pilates or yoga
Stick to indoor workouts like Pilates or yoga. These can give you a great workout and they’re very low-impact. Not only will your muscles get stronger, Pilates and yoga can also make you feel relaxed and centered.
Fitness doesn’t have to be a winter drag. These tips can help you stay active through the cold months, and even make it fun!