Staying Active in the Winter


Staying active this winter is easy! You can go outside, or get active in your own home. Physical activity boosts immunity during flu season. 

  • Weather permitting, go on a nature walk or jog. Layer as needed! 
  • Household chores like sweeping and vacuuming is an activity in itself. 
  • Walk up and down the stairs. 
  • Raking leaves cleans the yard and gets you moving.
  • Encourage kids to play indoor hopscotch, build a fort, or create a relay race! 
  • Do a quick 10-minute morning stretch before starting your day.
    • Look for videos on YouTube if you need some ideas

Remember to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine and stop if you feel any discomfort.

Written by: Priya Samuel, EFNEP student volunteer

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