If you've ever played, I mean really played in the snow, you know you work up a sweat. It's tough work tromping around in the deep snow - you're like the Michelin Man in all those extra layers. Just walking around in snow is considered low-impact aerobics.
Plus, you burn more calories in the cold, because your body uses up more fuel to keep itself warm. And snow's heavy - picking it up and moving it around is basically like lifting weights.
There are tons of well-known sports that are winter-driven, such as skiing and snowboarding, but what about Snowman Making? It's a fun total body workout, and at the end, you've got something beautiful to show for it.
Make it even more of an event by getting this Snowman Kit. It's only $10.99 and includes everything you could possibly need to make your snowman the best dressed in the neighborhood.
It's complete with a flowing scarf, a classic top hat, a carrot nose (made out of plastic), and a genuine corn cob pipe. What's cool is that all the stuff is re-usable, so you're really getting your money's worth.
I have such great memories of laughing with my family while playing in the snow. It's a great way to continue the tradition, and to instill a love of the outdoors in your family's hearts.
Need a little inspiration? Then
Check these Snowpeople out.