Winter is here, along with the temptation to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa all season long. Chilly temperatures deter many from exercising outdoors, and while some prefer to head to the gym to keep up their fitness routine, seasonal activities can also offer great full-body workouts, says TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Consider the following activities to break out of your routine and stave off winter weight gain:
• Ski across a winter wonderland
Build up your strength while enjoying nature’s beauty. Cross-country skiing works both your upper and lower body, sculpting shoulders, arms, back, chest, abs, buttocks, and legs. Work up a refreshing sweat for more than 500 calories burned per hour.