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Tips for Cold Weather Activity

Jan 22, 2021

Tips for Cold Weather Activity

When temperatures get colder, being active outdoors may not be at the top of our “to do” list, right? It’s way more tempting to just pull on the fuzzy pants and slippers and curl up on the couch under a blanket.  

However, there are actually some benefits to a winter workout. Colder temperatures can actually boost your endurance because your heart isn’t working as hard and you sweat less than you would in heat and humidity. Another important benefit of being outside during winter months is getting sunlight exposure (vitamin D!), which can help improve your mood.

One thing to note…it’s important to check with your healthcare provider before starting any type of new activity program to review precautions you may need to take if you have other health conditions.

Getting Started

Ready to Move
There are many ways to be active outdoors. You can walk, run, hike, bike, ski, snowshoe, ice skate or even have a family snowball fight.  Once you are out and moving remember:

With a little extra preparation, you can enjoy being active out in the winter wonderland!

Download our Cold Weather Activity Infographic