Life goals: staying active this winter

Dec 27, 2018

It can be easy to just want to curl up and get cozy once the cold weather arrives. In order to stay healthy, it’s essential that we keep moving and remain active, even when the heavy snow begins to fall. Timbercreek Communities wants to help you curb your hibernation habit this winter. These tips that will help you stay happy, healthy and active all winter long.

Staying Active in the Winter

Find Something You Love to Do

Finding a fun outdoor activity to enjoy will make you look forward to getting outside this winter. Start by thinking about the things you used to love doing in winter, but haven’t made the time for in recent years. It’s also a good idea to try something completely new-to-you like cross country skiing or snowshoeing. What you choose to do is up to you. Seta goal of trying something new every week until you find the right fit. Keep showing up. Keep getting out there.

Take it Easy, but Don’t be Sedentary

Exercise in winter doesn’t have to be vigorous to be effective. Try joining a walking group, or start your own with family and friends.

Workout Inside

If you can’t brave the outdoors for too long, try signing up for indoor fitness classes or clubs at a local community centre this winter. Walking to and from the class will add to your workout, too.

Insulate with Layers

The best defense against frigid temperatures is dressing efficiently in layers. Layering is the most effective way to stay warm, dry and comfy. If you get too hot, remove a layer. Your outer layer should be both wind and water resistant. It’s important to stay dry in cold weather. The layer closest to your skin should be made of a moisture wicking material. Avoid cotton as it stays wet when it gets wet.

Hydrate

Proper hydration is essential in all seasons. You may not feel as thirsty, but make sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after any outdoor exercise. It never hurts to carry a thermos of herbal tea to help keep you warm and hydrated.

Embrace the Light

The short days and long nights of winter can make it harder to get enough sunlight. If you can, plan your outdoor activities during daylight hours. If you’re exercising outdoors at night, be sure to wear bright, reflective clothing.

Use Your Amenities

If your Timbercreek Community has a fitness centre or pool, make the time to use it. If you would rather workout in your suite, you can create a space to do some bodyweight workouts that require no equipment.

Whatever you choose to do to stay active this winter, stick with it. Getting started is the hardest part. Timbercreek hopes these tips help you stay healthy, happy and warm this winter.

To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

Recent Posts

  • Dog-friendly Parks and Beaches in Toronto

    Sep 17, 2019
    There’s nothing worse than exploring the city and coming across a park that doesn’t allow dogs. It sucks to have to leave your furry friends at home! Fortunately for you, we've found 5 parks and beaches in Toronto that are dog-friendly!
    Read More >>>
  • Montreal In September: Things To Do

    Sep 12, 2019
    Autumn is a great time in Montreal because there's always so much to do! From scenic hikes to exploring unique bars and restaurants, you won’t run out of activities. Timbercreek Communities has a few suggestions for you to try this September.
    Read More >>>
  • How To Repair and Store Your Seasonal Clothing

    Sep 09, 2019
    It's time to welcome fall into your closet! Unless you have a ton of storage space, most Canadians enjoy swapping summer clothes for fall and winter wear by mid-September. In the age of fast fashion, it's easy to forget about certain items that you've taken out of your rotation and throw away damaged ones altogether. Timbercreek Communities has some tips for how to repair and store your seasonal clothing this year -- so you can get more use out of it for years to come.
    Read More >>>
  • Three Simple On-the-go Lunch Recipes

    Sep 04, 2019
    If you’re always on the move and never seem to have time to make your lunch, we have the solution you've been searching for! These three recipes are simple to make and perfect for you to make for lunch on busy days.
    Read More >>>
  • Property Highlight - 1420 rue Crescent - Le 1420 Crescent

    Aug 26, 2019
    Read More >>>

Archives

Tags