Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter Workouts

By Lisa VanWilliams

Ice skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, shoveling, or even just a plain old snow ball fight for an hour can burn crazy calories. It's a great way to get the whole family out together and the best part is, it can be so much fun you don't even realize your working!  You would be amazed how much energy it takes to build a snowman with the kids.

Outdoor activities can also help:
  • destress and get some fresh crisp air in the lungs
  • raise your metabolism to adjust to the temp change
  • offers physical benefits
  • get some activity where you can so the winter blues don't get you down

Remember to stay hydrated, often during winter people tend to not realize how much they are sweating while wearing so many layers. Take breaks, offer help if you can, and if you need help ask. Stay safe and most important have fun and enjoy the seasons as they come.  

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