January 17, 2017

by Mankato Clinic

1: Go for walks

Area malls, schools and community centers offer up a warm, snow-free space to walk. To help keep you motivated, purchase a pedometer to count your steps.

2: Take the stairs

Take the stairs and fit in walk breaks whenever you can. Climbing stairs will give you extra exercise, even on busy days. 

3: Shovel snow

It’s easier to grab the snow blower, but shoveling snow is great winter exercise. If you have heart problems or other health concerns, please check with your physician to see if shoveling is OK. 

4: Try a new winter activity

Bundle up and head outdoors to try a new activity like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or skating. 

5: Join a gym

Use machines like exercise bikes, treadmills or ellipticals. Partake in fitness classes like Zumba, water aerobics or yoga.