Staying in Shape During the Winter
Lets face it no one likes getting up in the dark to leave for work or coming home in the dark..In means for the first part of the winter, being outdoors can only happen on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are some helpful tips to get rid of the winter blues and stay in shape – 1) walk during the day, at lunch time, in your office building, take the stairs, 2) buy some exercise equipment for your home, or join a gym or take an exercise class. Watch for deals and gradually build up your home gym. 3) The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (18-64yrs old) require at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week. Some useful fitness equipment I found good are – stepper, rower, home gym (weight machine) , stationary bike, elliptical trainer and trendmill ( don’t have this one) . 4) For weekends – enjoy snowshoeing with poles, x-country skiing, downhill skiing, skating , hockey, are great winter activities as well walking.
Take your camera and share your winter memories & experiences with family and friends. It is important to stay fit over the winter so you can be ready for the upcoming hiking season. I am planning for a great season …are you ?