How being active keeps you healthy + happy, even in the winter!

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.


Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chore. We all feel better a couple pounds little so exercise is the perfect tool to get us there.

Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Do you find that taking the stairs makes you out of breath? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to enjoy your day.

Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.

Getting outside and fresh air is very important especially in the winter when we tend to hide indoors. How else are we going to get natural vitamin D? Make sure to go outside in the winter and you can even get your physical activity done for the day while being outside like going on a run/ walk, skiing, snowshoeing, and so much more.

Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. Hit two birds with one stone and workout outside to get fresh air because winter air is very clean and crisp. If this isn’t your thing, not to worry before you know it the warm spring air will be around the corner.

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