(WJBK) - Cold weather makes it tempting to stay indoors and hibernate for the winter. However, being inactive for months at a time can have harmful effects on our physical and mental health. For children and adults, long periods of immobility can lead to weight gain and a higher risk of chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Registered dietitian Grace Derocha joined us on The Nine with some ideas for staying fit in the winter. Her ideas include an indoor scavenger hunt; incorporating active video games; and engaging in winter sports. You can hear more of her ideas by watching her interview in the video player above.