Physical Activity in Colder Weather
As the temperatures drop, there is no need to hibernate indoors. Head outside and spend time being physically active with your children; help them build skills for an active life. Tobogganing, playing a game of hockey, going skating or participating in a winter treasure hunt are all great activities that will get the whole family moving. Before heading outdoors, keep these tips in mind:
- Dress warm and layer clothing. Don’t forget a warm hat, mittens and boots!
- Stay away from ponds and rivers. They may look frozen, but the ice may not be thick enough to support your body weight. Play it safe!
- Pack a lunch and something to drink. It’s easy to forget that in the cold air you can still get hungry and thirsty.
- Wear Sunscreen. You can get sunburn even in the winter!
- Watch for frostbite. Kids get frostbite faster than adults. Signs of frostbite include a prickly or itchy feeling in the skin, numbness and/ or discoloration on the face, ears hands or feet. Stay protected, stay warm.
Also, stay tuned for information regarding Triple P Parenting (Positive Parenting Program) seminars that will be happening in the New Year.