Brave the blustery, blizzardy, great outdoors – just make sure you dress the part! There's nothing between you and snow-bound fun except some waterproof snow clothes and a pair of insulated boots! Layer your clothes, including doubling up on your socks. Cozy up in workout wear that's made from waterproof fabrics, and don't forget to wear a warm cap, gloves, and something to cover your neck.
If you'd like to get involved in winter-specific sports, you may need special clothes or equipment, like in hockey, snowshoeing, ice skating, skiing, or snowboarding. Or you can just play and frolic like you did as a kid. Tromp around outside and build a snowman or a snow fort. Create snow angels or have a goodhearted snowball fight. If you're thinking of going sledding, make sure to brush up on your sledding safety skills. And as the December holidays roll around, go for a stroll around neighborhoods to see the homes and yards decorated with festive lights and displays.
No matter what your wintertime activity level, be extra cautious. Stretch first and warm up – your muscles and the rest of your body. And pace yourself. Your body may respond differently to exertion in cold weather. If you have not done any physical activity in a while, it's a good idea to check with your doctor before starting any winter workout.
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