We all know that winter and its colder temperatures can lead to hibernation moods. Shorter daylight can bring about a lack of motivation to go outside for a run or drive to the gym. It is, however, very important to stay active in winter. In some parts of Canada winter last longer than some people would hope for, and the need to exercise does not diminish. Below are 5 tips to get moving in winter
- Bring your workouts indoor – get a gym membership. If a paid gym is out of the budget, set up a small area in your home where you can practice yoga, lift weights or follow an online workout class. All you will need is a yoga mat, your phone and a set of weights.
- Join your kids or grandkids in their outdoor play. Some fresh air and moving around is sure to follow!
- Dress according to the weather and go outside – walk your dogs, have a look around your neighbourhood, observe winter changes at a local park.
- Get a group of friends to commit to a winter exercise routine and motivate each other to stay on track.
- Embrace the winter! It gives us an opportunity to ski, snowboard, skate, snowshoe, walk (yes, it is still an exercise in winter!) Pick a winter sport you might enjoy and give it a try!