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Even as temperatures plunge, consumers still want to get outdoors

Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector.

To embrace outdoor exercise, change your gear – and attitude

If you have embraced being outdoors as a way to deal with pandemic stress and are dreading the arrival of winter, you might consider cultivating two things: a new attitude and a better cold-weather wardrobe. The experience of Stacey Benzing, 47, an expat starting her third year in Norway, illustrates the importance of both.

You might want to rethink using a stability ball as your desk chair

If you bought a stability ball to use at your pandemic home work station or dusted off the unused one in the basement, you might want to sit down for this reality check – on a traditional chair. Claims that stability balls will strengthen your core have little backing in research.

For those with ADHD, exercise can aid schooling

Because your child’s classroom this fall probably will be the dining room, it would be a good idea to send them outside before they start their school day. They’ll be primed to learn.

Water cooler: A beginners guide to calisthenics

Calisthenics may be a word that brings up the torturous physical education classes of elementary school, but it’s actually an excellent form of exercise matchmade for quarantine.

Gyms will need to triple distance for exercising indoors

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released updated guidance Monday for gyms and fitness facilities that nearly triples the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports.