Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Outdoor activity for the holiday season

The holidays is always a busy time of year. With all the shopping, baking, decorating and wrapping, there are so many things that need to be done. It’s a time of year for getting together with loved ones and celebrating with lots of great food and treats and perhaps a few yuletide beverages. With so much to get done sometimes we get lost in the strain and the stress of making sure everything is perfect. 

This year make time for yourself and your family by participating in some outdoor fun and physical activity; not only will getting some fresh air and increased activity make you feel better, it is a great way to have some fun with the family. 

Here in Leduc there are so many options for outdoor fun and activity. A fantastic options is right down the highway at Leduc Country Lights. Walk around the property and take in the light display at this Leduc County acreage that will make the holidays even more special. See this segment on the local news about Leduc Country Lights

Another outdoor option in Leduc are the many outdoor skating surfaces that are available for those who want to tie up the blades for some outdoor fun. There is a new outdoor skating surface at Telford Lake that even has a Christmas light display to enjoy. For all the other outdoor skating check out The City of Leduc website of where they all are:

Cross country skiing would be another challenging and fun activity option for enjoying the great outdoors and again this is available right here in your own backyard:

These are just some of the many outdoor opportunities for increasing your physical activity during the busy holiday schedule. By staying more active you will help keep your energy level up and it will even help manage some of the added stress that tends to build over the holiday season.

May you all have a very merry and physically active holiday season. 

Corinne Cutler is an Exercise Specialist at the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network.