On Feb 2, we passed the half way point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, yay! That means we are more than halfway through the darkest days of the year and getting closer to more light. Soon, we’ll be saying “see ya” to old man winter!
For those who pay attention to Punxsutawney Phi and his predictions, the truth of the matter is, that there is ALWAYS six more weeks of winter left. On Feb 2 (Candlemas) we are halfway through winter so only six more weeks remain until Spring Equinox appears on the calendar. Phil is still fun to watch, though…
Winter weather is still in the forecast and, once again, we won’t be able to get out hiking or walking. So, how to stay in shape during these remaining six weeks? Well, home workouts are one way. Even though we may not be enthusiastic about them, they at least get us moving. I have included a video of some leg exercises that you can do lying down. Maybe you can find the energy to do those? 😊
Or, maybe you can make a decision to exercise at least five minutes a day, in which case, you can follow along with this video: https://youtu.be/bhqQ9bwDZlM
There are lots of ways to keep in shape before Spring weather gets here, that don’t include walking on a treadmill, in case you find that boring. It’s time to lose that winter weight gain, so find something that resonates with YOU!
How about building a snowman when the weather allows?
With the benefit of a bit of extra sun each day, as the days become longer, maybe even a stroll around the neighborhood in the evening. Watching the sun set is particularly thrilling for me. The winter sky has the best colors! This never fails to pick up my spirits.
What makes YOUR spirits soar? Find out and then do it!
Meanwhile, here’s a Good News Story that will bring a smile to your face. It’s about an 8-year-old boy who installed his own handwritten book into the library. 😊
And, today’s video is a quick way to build lean muscle in your legs, while lying down. Perfect for those icy winter days when you don’t want to go outside…
Best of Health,