During the winter months, we tend to become more sedentary and our time spent performing physical activities decreases. It is however still important to participate in approximately 150 minutes of cardiovascular activity per week to maintain good health.
Participating in outdoor activities may not be ideal during the winter months due to snow or ice covered surfaces, but that shouldn't limit your physical activities.
During this time, alternatives to exercising outdoors may include visiting your local recreation centre for:
You could also go for an indoor walk at your local mall!
Whatever you choose, try to set aside as little as 20 minutes /day to make time for your cardiovascular health, your body will thank you!
Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC