Boston NPR spotlights American Heart Association in winter workout guide

When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep — or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure. WBUR, a Boston NPR station, published a report this week highlighting various exercise options when the temperature starts to dip.

Report Meagan McGinnes spoke to two Boston doctors – Cassandra Pierre, an infectious disease physician and assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and I-Min Lee, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – to go over the risks associated with each winter workout option.

Included in the piece is the American Heart Association’s collection of virtual workouts and streaming events to help you get moving at home without equipment, as well as its virtual well-being and yoga videos to help reduce stress.

The piece also looks at the safety and effectiveness of at-home workouts (outdoors or indoors); working out in a gym with a small group; working out inside a gym by yourself; inside group classes; the effectiveness of wearing a mask while exercising and winter sports.

To read the full report click here.

For additional tips from the American Heart Association about how to stay active and safe while working out in cold weather, click here.