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6 great reasons to get outside and stay active even in the cold

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Exercise is more effective

If you walk, run, hike or bike during the rest of the year, but take it easy during the winter, you're missing out on a major fitness boost. Because your body works harder to warm itself when in cold temperatures, physical activity during the winter can burn more calories than during other seasons and your heart works harder too.

That means a better cardio workout and better endurance when spring comes.

Make sure to wear light layers to stay warm without overheating and make sure hands and feet have protection from the elements.

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