OK, so it’s here.  Fall.  Which will eventually and inevitably lead into winter.  It sucks.  It’s going to be cold, it’s going to snow and we’ll be stuck inside for long hours every week until it all thaws.  It’s what people who live here call “seasons”.  It’s also the reason we bad mouth people who live in Florida, Texas and California.  Anyway, even the staunchest of exercise enthusiasts will have to bring their routine indoors a little more in the coming months.  So here are some good (and even some fun ways) to keep our caloric output up during the nasty months of the winter.

Workout inside.  There are so many things you can do that require very little space and time.  Burpees, MB Slams, and a host of gymnastics skills like push ups, squats, and sit-ups.  Many of which require little to no equipment, but tons and tons of effort.

Shovel.  I know it sucks, but it’s the ultimate winter workout.  There are no muscles that don’t get used and it’s highly cardiovascular.  Even if you snow blow most of the driveway, shovel the sidewalk.  Get something out of it.

Snow shoe.  Well you could if you wanted to.  Wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t, though.  Good for you, but really dorky and rough.

Get some.  We’ll just leave it at that.  Great calorie burner, and fun to boot.  Use it as an excuse to workout.  See how that pans out for you.

See?  So there are lots of ways to keep trim and fit during the winter, and we’ve only just scratched the surface.  Go out, be healthy.  Also, remember that November is National Diabetes Month.  Learn a little about one of the fastest growing diseases in America.

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