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Staying Active in the Winter the Fun Way

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It’s easy to gain a few pounds when winter hits. It’s easy to get a little lazy and sit in front of the television when the winter weather gets gloomy and it is cold outside. However, there are plenty of winter activities that can keep you, and the whole family, both active as well as excited for get outdoors. Let’s look at a few!


Sledding is a winter pastime. Dragging the sled up a hill, or even just a slight incline for the younger kids, might not be very fun but the reward once you get to the top makes it all worth it. Climb aboard, tuck your arms and legs in, give yourself a shove, and you are off to the races. Just be sure you keep sledding safety tips in mind.


If you want to go on a little trek, see a bit of Mother Nature’s winter wonderland, there’s nothing quite like snowshoeing. There’s not really a lot to learning how to snowshoe either. The hardest part about this wonderful outdoor adventure is burning all of the calories as you essentially hike through the snow. But the views make it all worthwhile.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is another winter pastime. If you don’t know how to ice skate, it can be a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can be a blast. Skate at top speeds, learn to twirl or make figure eights, do tricks with others, and more. Just make sure you bundle up before you hit the ice with your skates. The extra protection from those layers helps, too.

Snow Ball Fight

There’s nothing saying that only kids can throw a few snowballs so why don’t you pack a few and throw them around the yard or head to the nearest park and get a war started? I’m sure the neighbors would love to see who would win in a battle of the neighborhood.


Skiing is a great activity for kids and the whole family. Skiing is not hard for kids to learn. How about snowboarding? Snowboarding has become more popular than skiing for kids. These outdoor sports, while similar, have many differences that set them apart.

You might want to give each a try and see which you prefer. Maybe you will like both, but it is more likely that you will like one over the other. Best thing to do is try them both! Snowboarding is easier to learn than skiing according to many who have done both.


There’s nothing quite like building a snowman in the front of the house. Show off your snowman – or snowwoman, or snowkid – making skills to the whole neighborhood and dress up your new creations with hats, scarves, oven mitts, or even a whole outfit.

Ready to have fun and stay active this winter?

With so much to do to keep you busy in the winter, there’s no reason to be stuck inside just because it is cold out. Bundle up, head outside, and get busy enjoying all the winter season has to offer. Who knows? You might just find yourself having a little fun.

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