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Reasons to keep your family active through the colder months:
- Walking improves wellbeing and is easy for all the family to do
The steady and low-impact nature of walking offers many benefits from gently boosting circulation to improving levels of mood by energising the adrenalin and endorphin hormones.
- Outdoor play improves children’s emotional wellbeing and physical development
Playing outdoors not only supports the development of your child’s essential fine motor skills, core strength and co-ordination, but boosts mental wellbeing and self-esteem too.
- Being active in chilly weather burns brown fat
According to fitness expert Peta Bee, humans are pre-programmed to respond positively to cold temperatures because when we are cold we activate ‘good’ fat (known as brown fat – brown adipose tissue), this metabolically active tissue launches into action to warm up the body.
- Combat SAD by getting outside
Boost your mood and combat the effects of seasonal affective disorder by walking outside for 30 minutes, three times a week.
- Take it slow and reconnect
By walking slowly you can quieten your mind and become more aware of your surroundings. This space allows you to meaningfully reconnect with the people you’re with.
- Focus your mind by walking
If you want to improve your mood, quality of sleep, lower blood pressure and cholesterol level and reduce anxiety, a review by Public Health England found that walking can help in many of these cases.