Get Ready For Winter With Exercise

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Winter is fast approaching, and just like we need to get our furnaces ready to handle the impending cold, we need to get ourselves ready for the demands that the cold weather puts on our bodies.

If we don’t service and maintain our furnaces before winter, we chance it breaking down when it is cold and working hard. We also need to get it serviced periodically, and maintain it, to make sure that it is running optimally and not wasting energy.

Our bodies are the same. If we don’t maintain our bodies and keep ourselves in some semblance of shape, then we chance our bodies breaking down when we are stressed and working hard. Our bodies can break down when the sudden demands of cold weather stress us, such as: shoveling snow, slipping on the ice, pushing a car out of a ditch, walking in the snow, just staying warm (it takes energy for our body to keep itself warm). Continue reading Get Ready For Winter With Exercise

A Good Day For A Hike

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It has been a long, cold winter. Winter is almost ending, but we still have more cold left.

It can be very hard to find the motivation to exercise, be active and to get outside during the short, dark, cold days of winter.

Winter can be the hardest time to be consistent with exercise and activity. The short dark days can be depressing, causing seasonal mood disorder. People avoid going outside due to the short days, cold, snow and ice. Continue reading A Good Day For A Hike