Winter Activities For Men
When winter hits, most
people are concerned about two things: the oncoming cold temperatures and of course the extra winter weight. For most men, the spring and the summer months come with a lot of great sports leagues and activities that
are an easy way to stay in shape. Unfortunately, many of these leagues are outdoor sports like softball, baseball, and soccer.
Some would even argue that without the nice weather that comes with the warmer seasons, there’s really no fun way to
get out there and keep the body moving. However, there are plenty of ways for men of all ages to keep active even when the
temperature is below freezing.
A great way for guys to
stay active is participating in indoor recreational leagues during the winter. The obvious one that comes to mind is basketball
and it’s more than easy to find leagues in your area that are looking for teams and players to sign up. Even getting
a few guys together to play pickup games is a great way to hone your jump shot and keep in shape until the snow melts.
Then again, if basketball
isn’t your thing there are plenty of other great recreational sports that can be done inside like indoor soccer, box
lacrosse, and racquetball. In fact, racquetball is a great sport to consider because it only requires a court, a racquet,
one other partner to play with, and is an amazing way to work out.
Sure, all of the mentioned
sports and activities are great, but what happens if you don’t have a gym membership or can’t get through the
rough snowy roads of winter? Well, don’t fret, there are great activities at home that serve the same purpose as going
out to shoot hoops or lift weights. One of these great at home activities, believe
it or not, is shoveling your own sidewalk or driveway. Now, yes, no one likes to shovel their driveway when there’s
inches of snow on the ground, but it’s a great workout. Shoveling snow
is almost comparable to lifting weights, but just like at the gym it’s important to have good form when shoveling or
you may risk injury.
Another answer to staying
fit and healthy during the winter months is purchasing and utilizing great home gyms. Simple equipment like a treadmill and an elliptical can really help
to keep the pounds off until springtime returns. Home gyms are great if you are more about working out rather then participating
in team sports and other activities. If you love to lift and work out then a home gym is the way to go for you.
Winter can be a pretty
inactive season to get through for most men and it can do big time havoc on staying fit and healthy, but by following these
tips you won’t have to hibernate until springtime to stay fit and healthy.