10 WAYS TO BE ACTIVE OUTDOORS DURING WINTER
When the cold weather hits and your warm bed is persuading you to have just five more minutes, the prospect of heading outside can seem unappealing. If you are searching for a winter workout that will motivate you, here are some great ideas to get you active and stick to that new year resolution to shed a few pounds!
Go a long walk
For families, kids and pets that love the great outdoors, this is a perfect way to get active. There is nothing better than crunching through crisp leaves when it's frosty so grab your winter boots, puffy jacket and explore Britain's beautiful woodlands, trails, beaches and parks. The fresh air will feel great and your post-festive body will thank you for it!
If walking isn't strenuous enough then why not step it up a gear and try hiking. Scope out local mountains or climbing sites to plan your route. Hiking is a great way to spot some wildlife, and experience a part of nature you wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to see. If you are feeling adventurous why not take a tent and set up camp when you find the perfect spot.
Get on your bike!
Layer up and get on your bike for a fantastic full body workout that will improve overall heath and well-being. Opting for a bike ride gives you the opportunity to enjoy the winter scenery and cut down on harmful emissions – both good for you and the environment!
Join a club
There are lots of different outdoor clubs you can join – try a local walking club or perhaps a boot camp if you are feeling brave! In addition to being physically active it is a great way to meet people and make new friends! Search your local council website for information on exciting clubs in your area.
If you are looking for a more hands on approach to getting active outdoors then why not volunteer to help out on local projects such as tending the community garden - a great way to burn both stress and calories (much more appealing than the gym!).
Don't go it alone
Getting friends and family involved can make getting active much more fun and provides an opportunity for some bonding time (if you are not too sick of them after the festive period!). Plan team activities such as snowball fights, ice skating, football or rounders.
Learn a sport
Learning a winter sport such as skiing, snowboarding or ice skating is definitely an option for those who have a real sense of adventure! Stay stylish with our outdoor Boing bracelets which are fashioned from sailing and climbing rope. With a variety of colours and sizes, they are the perfect accessory to accompany you on your great adventure!
Definitely not for the faint hearted - activities such as white water rafting, canoeing and windsurfing can certainly be a refreshing activity!
Children will love playing with the outdoor toys they were given at Christmas so get involved - running around after them will definitely burn some calories! With the thick snow fall a game of hide and seek will also be great fun to play... no matter what age you are!
It is cold, disruptive and a complete nuisance at times but it can be lots of fun! make the most of the snow by going sledging down a big hill or build a snowman (tip - try to get the kids involved so it doesn't look as strange to the neighbours).
So what are you waiting for, wrap up in your winter gear, get outdoors and get active!
Stephanie (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)