It’s officially Fall. So how many of you are counting the days until Spring? Are you planning to cocoon yourself this winter? If you said yes to either of the above, it’s time to re-consider your coping strategy. Winter is inevitable and it can feel incredibly long if you go out of your way to avoid it at all cost. So how about embracing it and finding some winter sports? Believe it or not, you’ll start to like (if not love) winter if you start skating, tobogganing, skiing and/or snowboarding. And there are other benefits of keeping active, most notably, staying fit. Won’t it be nice to emerge next Spring without those extra pounds you put on because you hibernated all winter? Winter sports are also a great way to spend quality time with your family. When my sons were younger, we rented a cottage every winter at Blue Mountain. Every Saturday and Sunday, all of us hit the slopes. It was reassuring to know my kids were active and healthy. By the time we came in for dinner each night, we were all tired but happy. I appreciate that skiing is an expensive sport so it’s not for everyone but skating and tobogganing are absolutely free except for the cost of the skates and/or toboggan. There are plenty of public skating rinks with family skate times and all that tobogganing requires is a small local hill. So what are your plans for the coming months?
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