If you’re experiencing feelings of cabin fever during these winter months, it may mean you aren’t getting outside and moving around enough. In order to stay healthy, you need to exercise on a regular basis, and all year round, not just during the summer months.
Ice skating is one of the top 5 Best Winter Sports to try according to WebMD. It is a low-impact exercise that helps build lower body muscles including the calves, quads, hamstrings and hips. And if you like to do jumps on the ice, that actually can help build bone mass.
The other health benefits of ice skating include getting a cardiovascular workout, strengthening your heart, and boosting balance, flexibility and agility. As people age, doing exercises that help maintain flexibility are important.
Speaking of ice skating, head on out to The Pond at Southlands Mall in Aurora for an ice skating experience you won’t forget. Every year, this ice rink provides fun for families from near and far. This is a highlight for many during the winter season because of the exercise and the beauty of the surroundings. The rink is open daily now through March 1st, so get out and about, even though the weather may be frightful.
Health is a dynamic process because it is always changing and you need to continue to stay active to remain healthy. Participating in healthy activities, like ice skating, will make your heart and body happy… and not to mention it may end up being a wonderful social event as well.
And make sure to attend a spring 9Health Fair to check on your overall health. Check our website for dates and locations; you don’t want to miss the opportunity to make sure your numbers are where they need to be.
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