I dont know about you but it’s been a crazy few weeks of snow, ice and cold in Boston. We have had a record amount of snowfall and today the temperatures are in the single digits (with wind chill it is about -10 degrees). It’s been so tough to get motivated to get outside and exercise.
But, for me especially, it’s so important to get out in the sun, feel the cold air against my face and breathe the fresh air. In order to do that, I have to find creative, fun ways to be active in the cold snowy temperatures. I have put together a list of my 5 favorite winter activities that I like to do when the winter weather is working against me.
Snowshoe – Bundle up and go explore! After a fresh snowfall it is incredibly beautiful to see all the treetops covered in snow and it can be very peaceful and quiet with nature being very still.
Sledding – A fun way to stay active in the winter is grabbing a sled and finding a hill. Sledding is great because not only does it bring back childhood memories, you get a good workout from climbing up and down the mountain, over and over again.
Skiing – Hitting the slopes for a day of skiing is a great way to get outside in the winter. I equate it to golfing in the summer months because you can be active and outside for hours on end. You can spend up to 8 hours enjoying the fresh air against your face. Added bonus: you can take hot coco breaks if you get too cold!
Make a Snowman – Who doesn’t love making a snowman? When it snows, don’t hide inside, put on your hat, scarf and gloves, grab some friends and go outside and play.
Ice skate – With the temperatures so low, the local ponds and lakes are definitely frozen. Grab a shovel and clear an area to go ice skating. It is a really fun way to spend time with friends, share a few laughs when someone whips out and be active.
With more weather coming this weekend, it’s even more important to take advantage of these tips.
What are your favorite ways to stay active in the cold winter months!?