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10/23/19 1:56 P

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I use my elliptical and sometimes the walking away the pounds videos. I'd love to find an indoor track that wouldn't cost me a big membership fee.

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10/23/19 12:36 P

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Snow clearing, gym, add hours at work. Seriously, my work burns 200+ cal an hour.


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10/23/19 11:30 A

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Michigan here and great lakes so lots of snow and I love shoveling snow. For my cardio I prefer things like work that not only are exercise but get real results. In summer my favorite thing is mowing grass (we have 20 acres and mow 8 of them...I use a push mower. In winter my favorite cardio is shoveling snow...love raking leaves too!

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10/23/19 9:18 A



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I live in New England, so we get our fare share of snow. The year we had record snowfall, someone asked me what I did for exercise. Did I hit the gym ? Nope. I shoveled snow.

During the winter, shoveling tends to be my primary exercise. I will hit the gym or workout a home. I don't stop being active just because it's snowing. I just have my winter routine.

As far as staying healthy, one thing I'm seeing more of are people wearing surgical masks. If you're sick and need to go to work, wearing a surgical mask may look funny, but it does protect your co-workers from getting your cold/flu.

I've been looking into buying a box.

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10/23/19 6:18 A

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@URBANREDNEK We had a lot of snow here in Minnesota's Twin Cities region. Winter is no excuse! :-)

I worked my part time job last night and my co-worker asked if I run year round. Of course I do!!! I ran more at my local indoor track as I started training for a 10 mile race due to poor road conditions but I got outside as much as possible to walk during my breaks from work, shovel lots of snow, and do my run/walk training when I could.

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10/22/19 11:22 P

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While we usually have some warming chinooks here in Calgary, last winter was almost solidly below freezing with lots of snow, and that is the forecast for this winter, too.

I've got my assortment of boots, removable cleats, wind / wet / cold resistant layers for top and bottom, hand and foot warmers, and various layers of balaclavas and head-bands and buffs and scarves all ready to go! We missed our daily walks / hikes only 3 days last winter due to weather (pressure migraines more than cold / snow) and are hoping for the same consistency this year.

We shovel snow for ourselves and usually 2 or 3 of our neighbours (can be quite the workout with the heavy, wet stuff we get here), and often clear sections of the public greenways that aren't maintained by the city.

All in all, we're outside and active at least 2-4 hours every day (yay retirement) all winter --- which is often more than we do in the warmer months (I can deal with cold better than heat).

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10/22/19 9:03 A

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Find the gym again

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10/22/19 8:22 A

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I eat a lot of fruits/vegetables; I try to make myself get outside for at least a few minutes for some fresh air; I take a vitamin D supplement. This year I am going to try and explore new fitness opportunities at the gym to keep myself active.

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10/22/19 6:19 A

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I love hearing about how people stay active and maintain their healthy habits all year round.

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10/21/19 5:49 P

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for me Winter is soup season and I get lots of veggies that way.
As for exercise...I Zumba ... all season cardio.


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10/21/19 4:53 P

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I live in MI and like all of us in cold regions..we have to plan well not to freeze and find suitable cardio!

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10/21/19 9:02 A

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I live in Pennsylvania so winter is staring us in the face also. I'm planning to use the stationary bike, hula hoop, mall walk, and treadmill. Food is going to be my issue because I like to grill and I don't enjoy grilling in 0 degree weather and my favorite foods are summer foods (tomatoes & corn).



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10/21/19 6:07 A

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I am in Minnesota and it's fall, which means one of our "lovely" winters is just around the corner. We get cold and snow.

But that doesn't stop me from keeping up with my health habits. I do at least one road race every month. Yes, I have done races in snow, wind, and when the air temperature is below 0 F; I have plenty of fitness clothes to layer as appropriate. I also keep mostly healthy food choices around too. I have plenty of fitness DVDs and 4 free indoor tracks within a 10 mile radius for when the roads are too icy.

I am curious as to what you to to maintain healthy habits when the weather tries to knock you off course?

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