As it gets colder, it gets harder to exercise. The benefits of exercise are undeniable and if you break your stride now, it gets harder to start again. Here are 5 easy, and not so easy, ways to get your heart pumping.

1. Take a brisk walk around the block

There is nothing like a walk to clear the mind and let go of the day’s stresses. Walking is a great low-impact way to get the blood pumping and your muscles working.

2. Hit the road

If you’re up to it, go for a jog. Running for 30 minutes can burn up to 500 calories, depending on your level of fitness.

3. Do some HIIT training

Exercises to try:
• Burpees
• Jump squats
• Jumping jacks
• Sprints
• Mountain climbers

4. Have a dance party

Put on your favourite tunes and dance in the living room. Invite the rest of the family to join in the fun. And the more you dance, the more calories you’ll burn.

5. Play with the kids

Enjoy some quality time and fresh air with the kids by going outside and kicking a ball or playing touchers.