Snow is falling, temperatures dropping, and with the holiday season right around the corner, your exercise routine may be more difficult to complete than ever. Furthermore, the holidays can be a stressful time for everyone in the family making exercise that much more important during this time. Even though running or walking outside may not be attainable in below-freezing temperatures, other activities are made for winter conditions. Here are 5 winter activities to keep you fit this upcoming holiday season.
Whether you plan to do winter activities outside or hit the local gym, remember the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) physical activity guidelines. ACSM recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise every day and muscle strengthening of major muscle groups 2 or more days out of the week. All these activities can be done alone if you need to de-stress or with your loved ones for a family affair. If you find yourself or your parent struggling to keep up with the activities they want or used to do, contact us at Live Your Life for a free consultation to learn how we can help you or your loved one achieve fitness and wellness goals this holiday season.
“Physical Activity Guidelines.” American College of Sports Medicine. https://www.acsm.org/education-resources/trending-topics-resources/physical-activity-guidelines/lists/guidelines-resources/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans-2nd-edition#:~:text=ACSM%20and%20CDC%20recommendations%20state,on%20three%20days%20per%20week.