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Winter Is Good For You

February 20, 2020

Winter Is Good For You

It seems that more now than ever, people are behaving like bears in the winter. The first sign of a snowflake we hunker down and ride out the winter. There is so much more to do than just curl up inside and wait for spring thaw. It may be cold outside but getting out in small spurts will do amazing things for your mood and your overall health.

We need natural vitamin D. Our bodies produce this important vitamin in response to sunshine. Having enough of it in our system results in a stronger immune system, reduced depression, and improved weight management.

Doing stuff outside in winter will use up more energy. Your body is less efficient in colder temperatures, and with the addition of the extra weight from the winter gear makes your body work harder. The best part is that it doesn’t seem like it.

I went skating the other day and was on the ice for about 40 minutes. I hadn’t been on skates in a few years and expected my legs to be sore the next day. To my surprise, 3 days later I felt it in my abs. I was so confused. I asked a friend who works out regularly and they explained that the whole act of keeping my balance while on skates pulls on the abdominal muscles and engages the core.

As we get older, it seems like we forget that we need to have fun. There are so many options for enjoying what this season has to offer and it’ll be good for you. Get out and have some fun. So, do you want to build a snowman?   



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