A few weeks ago I spent a glorious weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona celebrating my cousin’s 50th birthday.
She’d recently moved from near Duluth, MN and several of her friends from that area flew in to celebrate her birthday too.
The Arizona weather was perfect. Sunny and in the low 70’s. I swam in the outdoor pool at our Airbnb, enjoyed the hot tub, and went on a mellow hike for a few hours. The trails were full of people soaking in the sun and happily moving their bodies amongst the cacti and rocky terrain.
Meanwhile, back in NYC, there was a massive snowstorm. I was bummed that I missed it because I love snowstorms! And in Duluth it was well below zero! All of us in attendance were so grateful to have a break from the freezing winter weather. The warm weather made it much easier and enjoyable to stay active.
Even though spring is on the horizon, it’s still chilly here on the East Coast and even colder in the Midwest! For many of us, when it’s cold outside it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to stay physically active. We tend to cozy in, eat more, and do less. Simply put, it’s easier to be more sedentary than active. However, we’re doing more harm than good with this human hibernation and this can result in health consequences.
Tune in to podcast episode 60, “Staying Active During Winter: Why It’s Crucial.” I will give you a pep talk on the importance of staying active during wintertime and several ideas for making it fun while getting your heart rate up.
Love, Your Wellness Coach,
February 16, 2022