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The Key to Keep Moving

Winter is here.  With holidays and cold weather, it’s easy to lose focus on staying active. A key to keep moving is to not get too down on yourself.  While we all might be skipping scheduled workouts and eating a few extra calories, there’s also new opportunities to be active and have fun.  Take advantage of each opportunity to get at least some physical activity in your day.  Each minute counts and adds up.

Here are some easy ways to get some extra activity in –

  • Shovel your driveway.
  • If shopping, take an extra lap around the store or mall.
  • Walk your cart back inside the store.
  • Think of active gift ideas to give others.  As they get excited about an activity, so will you!
  • If you’re going to buy yourself something new, consider quality cold-weather gear to keep you comfortable for longer when outside. You won’t regret the difference it makes!
  • Put on some music and dance, whether solo or as a family.
  • If you’re kids are in activities, consider taking a spectator break for a 10 minute walk with another parent.
  • Lastly, don’t let the kids have all the fun.  Build your own snowperson and find the perfect sledding hill.