Head for the Hills
Is your regular exercise routine not quite exciting enough for you? Want to get active in ways that fully take advantage of the unique conditions of winter?
It’s time to head for the hills.
Whether you’re into skiing, sledding, or snowball fights, winter holds a variety of activities that you simply can’t do any other time of year—unless you live in Antarctica, that is.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of snowfall, grab a sled and head over to the nearest hill—this is an incredibly fun activity that has the potential to be a great aerobic exercise.
So run up that hill, jump on the sled or board, and slide on down! Then—and this is the exercise—run back up and do it all over again. You likely be having such a good time that you don’t even notice you’re actually engaging in interval training. That is, until the sore muscles set in the next morning!
Other activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating. While these take a bit more preparation than sledding, they’re also great workouts that target the large muscle groups of the legs and core.
Finally, if you’re not a fan of these winter activities, but simply enjoy the snow, get out there and play in it. Make snow angels, have snowball fights, and make snowmen. With the right preparation, this can make for a great day and a lot of burned calories.