Being active this winter Part II: There’s more you can do!



Hibernating in the winter time is natural. Animals do that all the time. I can understand why we tend to be very slow come winter, why our bed seems to be the coziest place in the world. The bears and the groundhogs would definitely understand. However, there is a big difference between hibernating animals and hibernating humans. The animals don’t eat much during their winter sleep. We do. Lots. The animals put on weight before the cold season in order to have enough reserve fat to last the winter. We put on lots of weight during the winter time, especially during the holiday season. And whatever fat we accumulate lasts for a long, long time. Thus, it is only right to say that we are doing it the wrong.

Today I am bringing you some more tips on how to stay active in the winter time. Okay, so maybe not as active as we are during the warm months. But we can still aim for that 30-minute physical exercise target without going to the gym. These tips from MD Anderson Cancer Center are quite simple and practical. Anybody can do it!

Shopping?

Hosting guests? 

Going to or having a party?

Traveling?

Use these tips to get your heart pumping on the road:

Surrounded by family?

You’re not the only one who needs exercise! Help your entire family exercise by teaming up to:

None of these work for you?

If you can’t work exercise into your holiday activities, try these tips:

Remember, some things can wait until after the holidays, but your health isn’t one of them.

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