The holidays are here, so lace up your boots, pull on your toques, and close up your winter jackets for fun outdoor activities in this time of cheer! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, the Prophet’s Birthday, Christmas, or maybe only Boxing Day; spend some valuable time with friends and family doing physical activities in the spirit-lifting holiday scenery. December offers a dimmer sun, but always remember to cover up and protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
Enjoy a Christmas Light show
Canada does Christmas best with her northern location, offering lots of darkness and snow for the holiday festivities. Bundle up and go outside for a brisk walk with friends and family to enjoy the beautiful, colourful illuminations in the dark of winter. A nice 30 minute stroll through one of your local parks or exhibitions is a low-impact activity.
Here is a list of the country’s top 10 Christmas light shows:
Go skating on a free outdoor rink
Skating is easy on the joints because it is low-impact, but it also helps improve your balance and coordination. You can work out the stabilizer muscles laced up in your skates, and arm muscles when you try to hold on to your friend for dear life. Visit your local city rink for a good time.
Build a snowman!
This is not solely an activity for children. Why not let loose a little and build some frozen art in the yard or a park? Rolling snow balls is a fun, yet tiring cardio workout that uses muscles in the core, arms, and legs. Lifting giant snow balls calls for full body strength.
Go shopping on a busy main street
Walking down a main street with holiday decorations is a good light-cardio, lightweight muscle exercise. Walking doesn’t have to be boring at all!
Richmond Tacky Lights Tour