Whenever you place a call to us at CanadaDrugs.com, you’re talking to one of our trained patient Service Representatives that all work out of our head office and Canadian Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Manitoba. About 300 of our total company wide work force calls Winnipeg home and one of the common questions a lot of first time customers have when they call us is first “Where is Winnipeg?” and once we explain it’s a couple hours north of Fargo, North Dakota, the next questions we get is often “It must be cold up there?” The fact is yes, it can get pretty cold up here! Winnipeg is actually the coldest city in the entire world with a population of over 600,000. But just because it’s cold, doesn’t stop us from getting to work to help you save on discount prescription drugs and it also doesn’t sop us from getting exercise during our cold winter months.
If you’re not lucky to live in one of the states where winter just means you bring a long sleeved shirt to go golfing in case the sun goes behind the clouds, you probably also know that it’s pretty easy to want to just crawl into a warn house and hibernate like a bear until spring. But you also know that cold weather and snow are not an excuse for packing on the pounds, sleeping more, and giving up on physical activity. It may be less convenient to get a pumping heart rate in the frigid winter air but it’s still an important part of living a healthy life.
The key to getting outdoors and staying active in the winter is to properly prepare. Always dress in layers. Exercise can generate a lot of heat and make you feel warmer than it really is, but once your sweat starts to dry you can get very chilled. To avoid this it is recommend that if you are going to winter exercise that you’ll need three layers of clothing to keep the cold at bay. A layer to draw sweat away from your body, a layer of fleece of wool for insulation and a layer of waterproof, breathable for outside to help keep the wind at bay.
Also pay close attention to your hands, ears and feet. Proper footwear is also key to avoid spills on icy sidewalks. Even a light walk outside in winter can pose a danger if you do wear proper boots or shoes.
Other winter activity tips include drinking plenty of fluids just as you do when exercising in warm weather and one tip that most people forget when it’s cold is that you need to wear sunscreen. UV light can be even more powerful in the winter, and you should protect any espoused skin, as well as lips with lip balm.
By following these tips, outdoor activity can be safe and productive. And it’s a whole lot more fun than spending the snowy months in hibernation.
But if you want to stay fit over the winter, but just can’t stand the cold, you can always exercise indoors, or do what a lot of older Canadians and Americans do every winter, spend December to March in Florida or Arizona. CanadaDrugs.com delivers anywhere for free!