Looking out the window on a cold winter’s evening can make you want to just curl up on the sofa and stay there until spring. In winter, it is especially important to stay active – as the chilly weather takes its toll on your immune system and you hear sniffles and coughs everywhere you go, getting your 60 minutes of exercise a day will help stave off even the strongest flus, and keep you and your Super Troopers fighting fit all through the winter months. Why not try some of these simple, fun activities to sneak some exercise into your family time?
This is a great way to spend some time together on a winter evening while keeping active!
This will help to use up some of your kids’ leftover energy at the end of the day, and adds a fun element of exercise to an otherwise stationary activity.
This is a classic Super Troopers activity with a new holiday twist! Put on some of your favourite holiday tunes and have your Super Troopers jog around the room slowly. When the music stops, everyone freezes in place and pretends to shiver, like a snowman. Play for 10-15 minutes, or until you’ve listened to all your favourite holiday songs.
Who said it needs to be snowing for you to have a snowball fight? Ireland’s weather might not always make it easy to take part in traditional winter activities, but with a crafty mindset, you and your Super Troopers can make replica ‘snowballs’ that are just as fun. You could try:
When you have enough ‘snowballs’ made, try this simple game to add a fun challenge to your snowball fight:
As always, we’d love to hear how you and your Super Troopers keep active this winter! Let us know what you get up to by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stick to your 5 a day
During the winter months, it’s important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables. So add them on to your usual meals.