With the advent of autumn and its easy transition into winter, our bodies also start finding comfort in the cosiness of our blankets and hot teas. But this only makes us lazy. If you want to maintain your shape for the next summer, you have to get out there. Not to just go camping or for a run but sporting with a little more fun. There are a number of outdoor activities and sports you could undertake, alone or with family and shed those calories you gained during the time of inactivity.

  1. If It’s Snowing, Go Snowshoeing

Hiking is a great sport for the summer but if you love to go hiking and climbing up the trails, why not continue hiking in the winter as well? Snowshoeing is just like going on a hike but with snowshoes and on a snow-filled route. You can go on exploring the beauty of your favourite trails in the winters and see the beauty of nature in a whole new light. It is a great cardio exercise and helps you shed calories as you have to put in effort while walking on the snow. 

  1. Forget Rocks, Try Ice Climbing

As an adventure seeker, you may or may not have tried rock climbing. It can be tried in a controlled environment or directly in the arms of the Nature. Ice climbing is the winter equivalent of rock climbing but it comes with similar dangers as well. This activity needs to be taken under the guidance of a professional and with utmost caution. Learn proper techniques and the ice won’t fail you.

  1. Have Fun with Downhill Skiing

Downhill skiing or Alpine skiing is usually all about maintaining that squatting position while coming down a hill or a slope. What good does a squat do for the body? You could skip leg day at the gym! There is a lot of pressure that is put on your feet and legs while skiing which helps burn a lot of calories.

  1. Go Back to Basics with Winter Hiking

Hiking in the winters is great, even if you live in a place that does not get a lot of snowfall. Just wear the right clothes and carry the right gear and you will definitely enjoy being out there. You can explore the beauty of nature and capture the panoramic scenes on your way. The route might be slippery because of the dew and snow, so be sure to take proper precautions.

  1. Learn Nordic Skiing/ Cross-Country Skiing Etiquette

Nordic skiing is a type of sport which is a mix between downhill skiing and snowshoeing. It is usually a sport that is carried out on carefully groomed, flat trails instead of dramatic mountain slopes that we usually experience during alpine skiing. Snowshoeing and alpine skiing are both sports that put your lower body to work while burning calories. However, Nordic or cross-country skiing requires your full body to take part in the action, and hence, a great way to stay in shape.