As I look out my window, I notice a fair amount of white stuff on the ground. Either a whole lot of people have dandruff around me, or old man winter has finally made his way into Colorado Springs. While I’m not a huge fan of shoveling snow, I do still like it, and I am always searching for ways to go outside and play in it. So if you’re like me, and feel slightly claustrophobic when you’re forced to stay inside, bundle up appropriately and venture outside for a while. Here are a few things that you can do to help keep your blood flowing during the winter months.
Exercise # 1: Go for a Walk
Now, I know what you’re thinking– going for a walk doesn’t sound like a great choice for winter time exercises, right? It’s hard to keep your heart rate up to an appreciative level just by walking around the block. There are a few things to keep in mind, though. First, your body is already trying to burn calories just by keeping warm. Second, depending on where you walk, and the shoveling habits of your neighbors, each footstep can be a workout in itself. Just be sure to not get too overheated, and as always listen to your body. At any signs of frostbite or hypothermia be sure to come inside and have a nice hot cup of tea or hot cocoa.