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7 Great Ways To Get Exercise This Winter

When wintertime comes, people often start slacking on their physical activity. There are still plenty of ways to get in necessary exercise during the cold snowy months. Here are 7 ideas to get you started:

 

Go to a Trampoline Park –

Instead of staying cooped up inside your house with the kids all day, take them to a trampoline park. The best part is – it isn’t just for them. You can have fun and enjoy bouncing on the trampolines too. You’d be surprised how much of a workout jumping on a trampoline can be. A 150lb adult can burn about 126 calories jumping for 30 minutes.

 

Go Skiing/Snowboarding –

Skiing and snowboarding can be an exciting way to burn some calories. If you are new to it, take a few lessons – but before you know it you will be out on the slopes on your own. It is great when having fun counts as a workout. After you get off the slopes, you can hang out by the fire with some hot chocolate.

 

Go Ice-Skating –

Ice-skating is a great aerobic workout that helps to build your leg muscles. It is a great calorie burner. Depending on how hard/fast you are skating you can burn anywhere from 300 to 650 calories in an hour.  A lot of towns have indoor rinks, but some have outdoor rinks – like the famous one in NYC.

 

Play Outside With Your Kids –

There are a ton of great outdoor activities that you can do with your kids that can help you get some good exercise. Some of these include snowball fights, building a snowman or going sledding. Have a good time and act like a kid again, it is good for you!

 

Go to the Gym –

If you aren’t able to handle all the cold, snow or ice – you may just want to head to your local gym. You can get in a great workout while protected from the elements.

 

Join an Indoor Soccer League –

If you are into a sport like soccer, and like to play – you might want to look into joining a league. There are indoor soccer leagues available, so you can still be active and play in a game without having to be in the cold.

 

Shovel-

During the wintertime, it is necessary to shovel your driveway and sidewalk. It can help you burn anywhere from 8 to 10 calories per minute. If you have a big driveway or sidewalk, you can get an amazing workout in just doing a necessary chore. Knowing this, you may be a little more excited to get outside and shovel.

 

As you can see, there are a lot of fun options that are available as far as exercise in the wintertime. You can even get in some family bonding time and have fun while doing it.

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