Are you spending winter indoors? You may be missing out on some important benefits of getting outside this season.
Posted Jan 18, 2017
The winters in Minnesota can be long and really cold, so appreciating the season can take some effort. To be honest, I could do without the -20 windchills and icy sidewalks that make getting anywhere a challenge. Plus, around here winter drags on for up to 6 months, so I don’t always get as much time outside as I’d like.
But since I live somewhere with long winters, it’s best to learn to appreciate the joys of the season. Winter has its own wonders, from the hush that descends during a snowfall to observing patterns of ice and snowflakes. I also love watching my kids’ joy in sledding down a big hill or constructing snow people, animals and forts. And while it’s certainly delightful to curl up with a cozy blanket and a mug of tea when temperatures drop, the cold doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying the benefits of time outside, which are important all year round.
Whatever the weather, there are excellent reasons to get outside this season. From sledding to snowman building to just stomping around, winter has plenty of opportunities for outside fun. And of course, there’s still hot chocolate, apple cider, and cozy blankets to look forward to when you’re done romping in the cold.