This winter, make the resolution to find ways to move your body and get your heart pumping, even on the coldest days. With busy schedules, it can be easy to put off taking time for yourself to exercise, especially on a brisk, chilly day. It’s time to lace up your sneakers, put your outdoor gear on and see what recreation the city of Plymouth has to offer in winter.
There are more than 140 miles of trails accessible for cross-country skiing, multiple parks for ice skating, and two sledding hills at Ridgemont Playfields and Rolling Hills Park.
The most important aspect regarding exercise is that you move. It doesn’t matter how you move, just that you do. Movement promotes a healthier cardiovascular system; it improves lung function, and it has been shown to improve mood, which is especially important in these long winter months. Exercise is one of the critical components of living a wellness lifestyle.
Embrace and enjoy the winter season in Minnesota, breathe the fresh winter air, and ensure that you are still moving your body to keep healthy and well. It is the start of a new year, and the beginning of a new you. Lake West Chiropractic, 4100 Berkshire Lane N. #124; 763.550.1205; lakewestchiropractic.com
For Cross-country Skiing:
Luce Line Trail: Vicksburg Lane and 10th Street
Clifton E. French Park: 12605 Rockford Road
Eagle Creek Regional Park: 11000 Bass Lake Road
For Ice Skating:
Bass Lake Playfield: 5450 Northwest Blvd.
Lacompte Green Community Playfield: 10805 Old County Road 15
Oakwood Community Playground: 1700 County Road 101
Plymouth Creek Playfield: 3625 Fernbrook Lane N.
Chiropractor Jeff Wock is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Minnesota Chiropractic Association. In his free time, he and wife LeeAnn Heidt enjoy sports, kayaking and family time with their three daughters.