OBTS_Stay Active This Winter

Don't Let theCoolWeather SlowYouDown

When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep — or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association offers these tips for working out in the cold of winter. There’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in warmer weather. Tips to Keep in Mind 1. No heat and humidity to deal with. Winter’s chill might even make you feel awake and invigorated. 2. You may be able to work out longer in cold weather — which means you can burn even more calories. 3. It’s a great way to take in the sunlight (in small doses). Not only can light improve many peple’s moods, it also helps you get some vitamin D. 4. Exercise boosts your immunity during cold and flu season. Just a few minutes a day can help prevent simple bacterial and viral infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Try these outdoor activities: • Brisk walking or hiking • Jogging or running • Raking leaves • Shoveling snow • Ice skating • Sledding • Cross-country skiing • Snowshoeing

Some people are afraid to exercise due to health conditions such as a heart attack, poor balance, past injury, etc. But regular physical activity can help reduce your chances of having to face more poor health conditions. If you would like to consult with one of our therapists on what activities may be the best for you this season, schedule an appointment with us today!

If the winter weather prevents you from getting outside, don’t just reach for the remote. Make your time inside count. There are many ways to get physical activity indoors — no gym required. Hand weights or resistance bands are a great addition, but not necessary. You can also wear a heavy backpack to add intensity to your workout.

Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gave the Gift of Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Member Cheryl Krueger Vicky Boldin Imelda Wojtkowski Bob Jones Sue Raber Donnie Bane

Trudy Marchetti Darcy Campbell Grant Denormandie Daniel Honor

Lydia Kreiger Joan Krueger Kathy Flory-Smith

Sandy Williams Hannah Ramirez Chris Braun


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