You can stay active, even after the temperature drops. There are many activities you can participate in including:
Brisk walking or hiking
- Jogging or running
- Raking leaves
- Shoveling snow
- Ice skating
- Cross-country skiing
Dress To Stay Warm
To stay warm when you head out into the cold weather, dress in layers. For your first layer, you want something that pulls moisture away from your skin, like the moisture wicking fabrics used in high-performance sportswear. Next, add a layer of fleece; finally, top with a thin waterproof layer. Resist layering with cotton because once cotton becomes wet with sweat or snow, the moisture is trapped and will actually make you feel colder.
Too Cold For Outside?
If the winter weather prevents you from getting outside, do not get discouraged. There are many ways to be active if you are stuck inside. Hand weights or resistance bands are a great addition, but not necessary. You can also wear a heavy backpack to add intensity to your workout. Here are a few suggestions:
- Home workout circuit
- Active housework like vacuuming and sweeping
- Yoga or other exercise classes on an app or YouTube
- Stair climbing