Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano CAT(C), Certified Athletic Therapist
Outdoor activities to consider in winter are walking, running, snowshoe hikes, snowboarding, ice skating, tobogganing or ice fishing. The winter gear checklists apply to all activities mentioned and it is as simple as layering. The only difference will be the footwear for specific activities.
Cold Weather Layering
If you’re unsure where to shop for this outdoor gear, visit your local outdoor stores like MEC, Sport Chek, Atmosphere Polo Park, North Face Winnipeg / The Prairie Summit Shop, Woodock Cycle Works, Mountain Warehouse, Running Room, Wilderness Supply and Cabela’s Winnipeg.
Maintaining your fitness level year-round is very important. The winter season can be tougher but there are many health benefits in doing outdoor activities. Fresh air is good for your health especially when cooped up indoor all winter long. When the sun is out, it is a bonus. We could use more sunlight during winter.
Planning to maintain your fitness level during winter helps reduce heart conditions, improve mental health, increase physical well-being, and bringing others together will give you sense of community and belonging that could bring positive impact into your life.
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