When snow falls and sidewalks ice over in winter, the idea of getting out to do something as simple as going for a walk becomes a potentially life-threatening activity. With more and more research showing that regular exercise benefits overall health and specifically brain health, it’s not a good idea to give up your fitness routine as the seasons change.
The choices for exercise in the winter are to go indoors or to safely continue working out in the colder weather.
For those who opt for being outside in winter, the Mayo Clinic offers these tips:
For those who want to keep exercising but don’t want to take the risks of going outside when it’s chilly and slippery, consider these ideas:
Remember that the shorter days and decreased daylight can impact well-being so maintaining energy levels with exercise is beneficial.
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