5 Ways to Stay Active in Cold Weather

It can be tempting to stay inside with a cup of hot chocolate when the weather gets cold. But it may actually be really good for weight loss to stay active in the winter! One small study found that those who excised in 32 degrees F burned more fat than those who exercised in 70 degrees F. Plus, there are tons of fun activities to do with socially distanced friends. Here are five ways to stay active in cold weather, according to Harvard Medical School and the American Heart Association.

First, Remember to Stretch

Cold muscles are more likely to be strained or injured. So always be sure to warm them up before you get going. You can do arm circles or arm swings, high steps or lunges.

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