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Stay in shape this winter

If you’re anything like me, curling up on the couch near a nice warm fire sounds more pleasant than piling on the clothes and warming up your car on a frigid winter night.

But let’s face it, hibernating on a couch all winter long to escape the cold weather will only put you in a slump when it comes to staying active.

Here are some ideas to keep you moving this winter.

Invest in Fitness DVD’s or at home equipment

If you’re unable to make it outside to work out or drive to the gym, use a fitness DVD or at home equipment as a replacement. Find what type of workout works best for you and incorporate it into your routine at home. For equipment, you don’t need anything fancy – small dumbbell weights will work.

Enjoy a new winter activity

Bundle up to stay warm and try a new activity whether it is brisk walking, ice skating, or even snow shoeing with it snows. All of these activities can keep you keep your rate up while burning calories. For added motivation, ask a family member or friend to join you.

Invest in a fitness membership

Research local fitness clubs in your area and find one that best suits your fitness needs. Many clubs offer discounts around the winter months. Investing in a gym membership can provide you access to group fitness classes, personal trainers, fitness equipment and pools.

By staying active throughout the winter months you can not only maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also improve your mood and attitude.

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