Tips for staying active when it gets cold in Metro Vancouver

By December 15, 2020Blog

Staying active is important even during the coldest days in Metro Vancouver. You might find it difficult to stay active and motivated when the cold weather sets in. However, finding ways to continuously engage in physical activities can be good for both your physical and mental health and may help you beat the wintertime blues. 

Here are some great tips that can help you stay active when it gets cold in the Lower Mainland.

Exercise at Home

Going out for a run or driving to the gym may be especially unappealing on cold days, but finding ways to exercise at home can help you keep up with your fitness routine. You won’t likely be as inclined to skip workouts if you know that you can exercise in the comfort of your home. Weights, exercise bands and exercise balls can be purchased and used to create your own home workout routines. Other exercises that you can do at home with the right equipment, including:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Step aerobics
  • Kettlebell training
  • Plyometric training

Participate in Wintertime Activities

Even though the season can be dreary at times, winter also provides many great opportunities to get out and enjoy some classic seasonal activities. Ice skating has long been one of the most popular wintertime activities. You can go for a spin on the ice if any rinks are open in your area. You can also find ski resorts in the Vancouver area where you can ski while maintaining a safe social distance from other people.

Stay Warm and Dry

Regardless of the fitness activities, you choose to do on cold days, finding ways to stay as warm and dry as possible can help motivate you to exercise. Wearing layers of clothing can help you stay warm when working out in cold conditions. You can remove certain layers if you start to get too hot when your body temperature rises from exercising. Wearing clothing that’s made with moisture-wicking materials can help you stay dry by keeping sweat away from your body.

You’ll feel much better about working out if you find ways to keep yourself out of a slump when the weather gets cold. If you happen to get injured or want some general relief from tension after your workouts, you can visit a professional at one of our clinics for treatment. To learn more about what painPRO offers and to book an appointment, please visit today.

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