Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The last of the last of the good weather days - and what you can do about it.

We spend so much time outside in the nice weather this weekend? Did you do something outside too?

 The boys played football and catch and keep-away, and went on an "adventuring" walk.

But today the weather has turned much much colder. I actually got a little job into running from the car into the grocery store and from the store back to my car because the air was so cold it hurt to breathe. I was trying to get out of it as soon as possible.  Even with hats and gloves and coats, I think it is a little too cold to be playing outside. 

And so what to do about it?  How do you stay active when you have to stay indoors? 

I know you face the temptation of curling up on the couch under a blanket with a warm beverage and some popcorn and waiting Old Man Winter out, I face that same temptation too, But can't undo all the progress we have done for our healthy lifestyle just because the weather has changed. How silly would that be in all reality?

And so I am presenting you with some ideas on how to stay active indoors and ways to keep your healthy active lifestyle momentum going. 

There are so many of them, I have been reading them and finding them on the internet longer than I should have been. But there are just so many good ideas!

Here are some ideas for your serious weight trainers - ideas like rearranging your kitchen to remodeling kids rooms and using the coach for a weight to lift. 

Here is a list of 10 kids games you can play with your kids indoors to be active and also some GREAT personal reminders like... You are the most important example your kids will follow. 

These are some more creative ways to be active with your kids - some really good general ones, like go swimming and play at the indoor gyms to plain old braving the outside! has a list of 18 get off the couch games - some you are have heard of, hopefully most will be new to you. With these ideas you'll have no excuses left to sit there on the couch instead of being up and moving. 

Here is one just for us adults. If you were an outside walker and the cold weather has chased you indoors. Here are a few amazing ideas about how you can keep your body moving.