It's especially easy to become sedentary during the winter in Minnesota, when freezing temperatures and early sunsets encourage curling up on the couch under a warm blanket. Yet exercise is important year round for both your physical and mental health.
Winter outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice skating can help you stay healthy during cold months, while giving you the opportunity to breathe fresh air and enjoy a change of scenery. And this winger, during the COVID-19 pandemic, pursuing those activities may be more important than ever.
There are all sort of documented benefits of being physically active, such as reducing stress; and navigating through a global pandemic is, for many, stressful and difficult. Although we are not out of the woods yet with COVID-19, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but we must continue our efforts to Freeze the Disease Chisago County.