Check out these tips to stay active during all seasons
Whether indoors or outdoors, be as active as you can - and have fun! Regular physical activity helps you feel better, improve your balance, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and many kinds of cancer, strengthen bones and muscles, lower blood pressure, maintain or lose weight, and keep your mind sharp as you get older.
Adults should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity physical activity. You can break that up into smaller chunks of time or spread your activity out during the week. Try 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. It all counts.
Take nature walks: Weather permitting, schedule time during the day to enjoy nature. Take a stroll around a safe neighborhood or park.
Monitor the weather and plan ahead: Weather forecasts give several days' notice to prepare your week. Be sure to monitor the weather, dress appropriately and plan your winter activity accordingly.
Wear layers: Depending on the temperature, you may need to layer up if outside. If so, be sure to wear layers of comfortable clothing so that items can be removed easily as you become warmer. Layers will help you guard against overheating, sweating and eventually becoming colder.
Workout online: Consider tuning into a TV, online or live Zoom workout class. Find free or low-cost exercise videos online to help you do aerobics, dance, stretch and build strength.
Do some chores: When bad weather keeps you from going outside, look for ways to be physically active indoors. Housework such as vacuuming, sweeping, and cleaning all count towards your physical activity goals. And you’ll knock out some items on your to-do list while gaining health benefits. Walking or running up and down stairs in your home can be a great workout, too.