Don’t let the cold get you down. Get outdoors, have fun and stay fit. Huddled in front of the fire is one way to pass the cold winter days, but Calgary pediatrician Dr. Peter Nieman says keeping active all year round is an important element in combating childhood obesity.
Summer is officially here. Finally you can pack away your sweaters and get outside. Summer offers extras hours of daylight and with it the opportunity to spend even more time enjoying outdoor activities. For many, this means more time doing physical activities and playing sports. That's a definite positive - more physical activity equals more calories burned and more muscle tissue gained.
But, it is also important to remember the potential dangers that also come with exercising in hot conditions. As long as you know the dos and don'ts of working out in the heat, then you can fully take advantage of all the fun of summer.
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