Workout Wednesday: Get Moving During the Holidays

Keep your family physically active when the weather gets chilly with these tips:

Go sledding. Running up a snowy hill, sliding down and repeating is a great way to get the whole family physically active. If you don’t have a sled, don’t worry – a cardboard box, trash can lid or skateboard without the wheels will work great!

Ice skate. This is a great workout for your legs and heart. You’ll also help strengthen your core, which is engaged when trying to keep you

Shovel the snow. Someone has to do it, and it’s a great way to get the heart pumping and the other muscles working. But don’t overdo it!

Go for an afternoon or evening walk, jog or run – and bring the dog! As long as you’re dressed warmly , any time of day can be enjoyable weather for taking a stroll or a jog. Winter days are shorter, so start early enough to finish before it gets dark.

Visit the local community center for a game of indoor basketball with friends and family. This is also a great way to entertain out-of-town guests. Grab a basketball, some jump ropes or volleyball for a couple hours of fun physical activity!