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Staying active when it’s colder and darker outside

November 14 2017
By Kate Goodin
Staying Active When it’s Colder and Darker Outside

As the days grow colder and nights draw in earlier, it’s oh so easy for our usual activity to take a back seat. I know I’ve experienced this since daylight saving time ended and temperatures dropped—goodbye 7 p.m. yoga class, hello warm blanket and sofa!

The thing is, cold weather and darker evenings come every year—so how do we prepare ourselves? Tricky times like these are perfect to talk through in weekly Slimming Group meetings, and you’re guaranteed to get inspired ideas from fellow members.

As a starting point for now (as I write this in 4:30 p.m. with sunset fast approaching…), here are some handy tips for keeping our get-up-and-go spirit fired up through cold, dark days:

If you’re planning to start a new exercise program, it’s always a good idea to check with your health care provider first—especially if you have an existing health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.