When the little ones start to get rowdy with cabin fever, start cooking! Since chilly Winter weather has everyone cooped up, we've come up with a few ways to have fun in the kitchen. Whether you decide to go all out and host an indoor picnic or keep it simple with no-bake desserts, there are several ways that your kids' inner chefs can shine through . . . and Mama can score some help at dinnertime!
Here are three Winter calorie burners from the OnSugar blog The13thMile: A Half-Marathon Blog.
Ice Skating – From a deserted lake in the woods, to the crowds of Central Park, ice skating is available all over the country. Even if you live in sunny Florida, there are indoor ice rinks. Ice skating activates different muscles, including the inner thighs and glutes – two areas that can be difficult to tone. There is also the balance component to skating – lean your weight on one leg, then the other, feeling how centered your balance can be. I’m certainly not a figure skater (I’m a known klutz), but as an ex-ballerina and a yogini-in-training, I’ve found skating can center the body while still blasting fat.
See the other Winter calorie burners when you read more
Snow and ice can be a serious bummer when it comes to day-to-day activities like driving to work or getting to school. But the fluffy powder and frozen lakes do have one plus — they make for awesome Winter sports like snowboarding and skiing!
Before you hit the slopes, ask yourself if you know how many calories snow-friendly activities burn. Not sure? Take my quiz to find out. All calorie calculations are based on a 120-pound woman.Take the Quiz