Indoor Activities for Cold Winter Months

Monday, February 25 at 02:00 PM
Category: Personal Finance

The winter months can be bittersweet. While cold weather sometimes means snow days and sledding, too often it means staying inside for days at a time. Rather than binging a new TV show or suffering with the symptoms of cabin-fever, check out these great indoor activities.

Museum Hop

How often do you pass museums while driving through town without stopping to see what they have to offer? Often, museum admission is free or relatively inexpensive. Make a list of several places you are interested in visiting, research the cost and spend the day touring as many as possible.

Museums USA1 provides a database of museums in the United States. It is organized by state, so you can easily search your location for a great list of places to visit. If you have a limited amount of time, encourage each individual in your group to pick a different museum, and dedicate a couple hours each weekend to exploring a new place.

Bake Something New

Nothing combats the winter blues like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Search the internet or your favorite cookbook for new recipes, and choose several to make. The smell of baked goods will warm up your home instantly and you may even discover a new favorite recipe.

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Try a Fitness Class

If you are tired of sitting on the couch or cannot stop eating the dessert you baked, consider signing up for an indoor fitness class. A simple jog or brisk walk have been replaced by spin classes, group classes and at-home workout videos. NBC News1 put together a list of the best workouts for 2019, complete with pros and cons of each option.

Do not endure cold temperatures during the winter. Try out several new indoor workouts and find the one that best fits your interests, schedule and lifestyle. You can even choose to set goals to achieve each week and keep track of your progress. Stay motivated and it will be a lot easier to stay active.

Start a Book Series

Cold winter days are perfect for relaxing with a good book, so why not dive into a new series? Pick a different genre each time and expand your knowledge with each turn of the page. If the weather is too bad to drive to the library or local bookstore, consider signing up for a book subscription box, which is delivered by mail. The Washington Post1 provides a list of nine different boxes as well as their price and product details.

Whether you decide to purchase a new book from the bookstore, or sign up for a subscription online, be sure to pay with your Arvest Personal Credit Card and earn rewards points to redeem later.

1Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

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