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Published on December 27, 2016

family on winter hike

Staying active in the winter

By Shayna Schertz, wellness education specialist, Community & Preventive Care Services

As the weather gets colder it becomes more of a challenge to find ways to fit in the recommended 30 minutes a day of physical activity. Consider both indoor and outdoor activities to keep you moving in these cold winter months.

Group exercise classes are a fun way to get moving. The options are endless from Yoga and Pilates to kickboxing, circuits and swimming.

Hiking paths are transformed by snowfall in the winter to paths for snow shoeing adventures.

If you enjoy the smooth movements of the elliptical you should try the similar 'joint-friendly' activity of cross country skiing.

Family hikes or walks are a fun way to enjoy the changes in the season.

For an updated list of park and recreation programs, outdoor equipment rental options or community events, contact Great Rivers 2-1-1 information hotline by dialing 2-1-1.

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