No Excuses

How to Stay in Shape This Winter


There is a lazy and happy grizzly bear in all of us. It comes out every winter. Heavy snowfall and biting cold winds send us scurrying into our hibernation dens, burying ourselves under piles of fuzzy blankets, slurping hot soup and watching endless Netflix. And there’s no shame in that — lazy evenings indoors are undeniably great. But winter weather is no excuse to slip out of a solid fitness routine.

Yes, staying in shape during the winter months takes a bit more dedication than other seasons. But it’s not as hard as you think. With a few things — home fitness apps, indoor cycling trainers, winter running gear, nutritious smoothie recipes and more — you can ward off the winter weight with ease, while still enjoying winter the right way: like a lazy and happy grizzly bear.

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