Battling Snow and SLUDGE. A great total body workout! (Stay Safe Michiganders!)

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Looking at the amount of snow that my friends and family received in Michigan today, I am grateful to not have to drive in such weather.  In Boston on any given day, I can expect to walk to Trader Joe’s for their coconut oil or pumpkin butter, walk my son to and from school, and carry my daughter in an Ergo Baby Carrier through mountains of snow to and from work.  Needless to say, the idea of a “snow day” means it has to be apocalyptic here.

So, what to do but use the elements at hand to get in a great workout.  Ever try running in the sand at the beach?  It isn’t easy right?  Well, snow works the same way only its more like wet, slippery sand. 

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Photo courtesy of skinnyfatmusclebuilding.com

How can battling snow be made into a workout?  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Shovel Snow (Upper body, core, glutes)
  • Run and Play in the Snow (Cardio)
  • Climb hills at the park with a backpack (Glutes, Legs, Cardio)
  • Build a snowman (Total Body)
  • Have a snowball fight (Upper body, Core, Cardio)

Get creative!  A snow day can be a bummer if you are someone who likes to stay active like myself.  

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Bundle up in some good boots, a warm pair of snow socks and snow pants and get out there and MOVE for at least 30 minutes!  Burn those calories!

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