Author: Betsy Chilcoat
December 21, 2016
Today marks the start of winter with the fewest hours of sunlight and continuously dropping temperatures. Two weekends ago, parts of the U.S. got their first snowfall, from a light dusting up to a foot. For those of us here in Virginia, winter can be unpredictable. Last year, it was in the 70’s Christmas Day, a record warm on New Year’s Day, and then we were slammed with three feet of snow by mid-January.
Before you try out any of these fun snow exercises, remember that snow depth can be misleading. You don’t want to step in a hole and twist an ankle or break bones! If it looks too deep, stay away. If you can’t get out of your driveway safely and navigate the roads, there are plenty of things you can do in your house and yard to keep your sanity. Check out the fun snow exercises below to beat the winter blues and stay in shape over winter break:
If all these fun snow activities don’t appeal to you, then stay inside and binge-watch the Home Alone movies (or other similar wintry flicks). Make yourself a nice cup of hot cocoa and reap the warmth of the blankets covering you on the couch as you watch the snow fall outside.