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Winter is coming, which means you need to start looking for ways to keep warm as the weather in Virginia cools down. You can shut yourself up inside all season with the furnace going full blast, wasting tons of money and energy in the process, or you can get out and about and find some fun things to do.

Staying active in the winter not only keeps you warm, it also gets you in shape, strengthens your immune system and helps you beat the “winter blues.” Here are a few tips for staying healthy and active this winter.

Don’t Overdo It

You don’t have to run a marathon or spend hours at the gym. Thirty minutes a day of walking or a similar low-impact activity is enough to work up a sweat and reap the benefits of winter activity. If you’re busy, you can even break this up into three 10-minute increments throughout the day. Not only is it dangerous to exercise too much, but you’re also setting yourself up for failure, as it will be more difficult to keep up your regime all season.

Find Something Fun to Do

Staying active in the winter shouldn’t be a drudgery. Find an activity you enjoy doing, so you can look forward to it. If you’d rather not brave the cold, there are a number of indoor activities you can try out, from playing hide and seek with your kids to walking around your local mall to turning on some good music and rocking out.

Sign Up for Things

If you’re having trouble thinking of fun ideas, look around to see what your area has to offer. Is there a local pool you can visit? An aerobics class you can sign up for? Perhaps an organized indoor sport?

Bring Friends

Get your friends and family to join in on these activities. Not only are things more enjoyable when you have someone to share them with, you’ll also be able to keep the other person motivated throughout the season.

Have fun staying active in the winter, and if you run into HVAC problems along the way, contact our experts at Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning.

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