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Tag - Cold Weather

Get on Your Feet: Be a Tourist at Home

Pittsburgh is a city filled with history, and with so many people moving here from out of town these days, many residents don’t know much about its past and role in American history. There are many “big tourist attractions” that we love seeing when our friends come to visit and when they don’t! The following are some of our  favorites for good fitness year round. Ice Skating at PPG ‘Tis the season for ice skating around the Christmas tree at…

Fall Activities to Keep You Physically Fit

Step outside and enjoy the fresh air. Fall is here and the weather is finally showing it! As the temperature begins to drop, we want to encourage you to continue to stay active and go outside. After all, this time only comes once a year and you should enjoy every changing leaf in sight. Solo runs in the fall can be lovely, but you can also mix it up with activities that will keep the whole family active together. Whether…

Use Your Brain–Vary Your Terrain!

The treadmill: It’s a godsend for serious runners who want to get their workout in even when the weather is bad. There’s no wind resistance, you can adjust the grade of your “terrain,” ease the impact on your joints--or in some gyms, even watch TV! But of course, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Running exclusively on a treadmill--or any other type of terrain, for that matter--can prevent you from achieving the well-rounded workout…

Join the Gym in Your Living Room

by John W. Mitchell This time of the year I find there is an inverse relationship between the hours of daylight and my enthusiasm for exercise. The shortest day of the year – the Winter Solstice - occurs just before Christmas. In the depths of winter I am more inclined to raise a pint and a slice of fruitcake rather than my heart rate. On days I don’t feel like exercising, rather then trying to muster myself into the cold…

Staying Safe in Cold Weather

by Virginia Cunningham When you were younger, it might have been fun to play outside in the crisp cold air, especially if it was a Saturday afternoon and a game of touch football. The cold breeze was refreshing, and a little snow on the ground was always a treat. But even with all the upside, you knew that if you fell, it was going to hurt a little more. We all know that working out or engaging in physical activity…