3 Ways to Spend More Time Outside this Winter

Dec 21st 2016

Playing in snow and other fun ways to stay active in winter

Getting active outside during a cold winter is easier than ever with these tips!

Spending time outside is no big deal during spring, summer, and fall. The outdoors are practically begging for attention as spring blossoms grow, the ocean warms up, and the leaves show off their vibrant colors throughout the seasons.

And then comes winter.

The cold weather breaks through, frost covers windshields, and snow blankets entire cities. As much as we love being outside, we’ll admit it can be pretty hard to get motivated and moving during the chillier months of the year.

But with all the holiday celebrations (and all that extra food), it can be more important now than ever to get active and spend a little more time outdoors. We’re always on the lookout for ways to spend more time outside, especially during winter. And if you’re anything like us, you’re probably on the lookout for some great ideas, too. Here are some ways to make sure you’re staying fit when the weather outside is frightful:

1. Go ahead, play in the snow

We know it can feel silly to get out and get into the snow. After all, we haven’t spent much time in the snow since we were kids (aside from when we shovel and salt the driveway)! But it can be fun, exciting, and energizing to get out there and in the snow like when we were little. So grab the kids or some friends and get outside. Whether it’s a classic snow angel, a festive snow man, or fast sledding down a large hill, these are all great ways to enjoy the weather when a winter storm makes its way to town.

2. Get on the mountain: go skiing or snowboarding

Now is the perfect time to get out there to go skiing or snowboarding. There are very little sports quite as seasonal as these two—so we never miss our opportunity to head into the snowy mountains while it’s still cold enough. Besides, there’s nothing better than being one of the first ones to carve into that fresh powder at the top of the hill.

3. Pack away the inline skates. Instead, go skating outdoors

Just like the other activities we’ve mentioned, outdoor ice skating is a great way to stay active outside during the winter. Of course, you don’t want to hop onto any old, frozen lake—that’s not a safe way to go about things. But, if your city has an outdoor rink they put together in the—like the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. or Rockefeller Center in New York City—or the town manages and monitors a local pond rink outside, now is the right time to take this opportunity and run (err, skate) with it.

If you can’t get out there, don’t be afraid to get fit in the comfort of your own home

Sometimes, the cold weather can be too much for a lot of people trying to be active during the winter; especially those who are living in colder, northern climates! If it’s still too difficult or too uncomfortable to get outside during the cold weather, then it’s important to get active inside.

If you’re not a member of the local gym, you can maintain a fun and affordable exercise routine right in your own home. Especially thanks to the endless number of free fitness apps available to help you as you’re making your routine. One of our favorite ways to workout inside: with fitness trampolines!

Thanks to the wide selection of indoor mini trampolines we offer, and a wide variety of fitness DVDs, working out inside this winter has never been easier or more fun! Get started today by finding a dealer or ordering right online!