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Phoenix is a wonderful place to enjoy our perfect winter weather. After all, it’s one of the main reasons we live here, right? Here are some ideas to get moving and stay active throughout the cooler months.

Sunny Days and Cozy Nights

The weather in our area is so beautiful this time of year. No more 100º+ days! Days beckon a hike or bike ride,now that you can lounge in the sun without sweating, and nights are cool enough to light the cozy fire pit. Enjoying the outdoors is a great way to involve the entire family. The kids will forget about video games for a while, and you can share some quality, simple time together.

Go for a Hike

Hiking is not just for adults; kids love it too. Think of it as a long walk in a beautiful place together. Pack a lunch and water bottles and choose a place with a slow grade, if you’re just starting out. Look for places that have signs along the way and do a little research beforehand to get the kids excited about what they are going to see.

You could even arrange a scavenger hunt. Have a checklist for seeing animals or colors of rocks. Be creative and make it fun. You will be surprised at how much they can enjoy it. It’s also good for you to be out of your normal routine and feel the sun on your face. Take a few moments along the way to reflect on being alive in a beautiful place.

Get on a Bike

Biking is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors this time of year, and you don’t have to go far or even be an athlete. You can choose a straight road with nice scenery or something a bit more challenging off road. Just remember to choose the right bike for your trip: thinner tires for the roads and thicker tires with treads for the trails.

Remember to take the kids along on your bike ride. Training wheels are totally legit and can get even the littlest ones involved. If you are up for it, you can get a trailer to attach to the back of your bike so the kids can just go along for the ride. It’s fun and you can travel a lot of ground. Plus, it’s eco-friendly and free!

Check Out Some Parks

We have so many parks in the area that are really worth checking out. Bring a kite or a football and make a picnic day out of it. Hanging out on a blanket on a gorgeous day can be a great way to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family—without messing up your kitchen!

Pack a lunch with fresh veggies, sandwiches, chips, cheese, and a little sweet treat. Bring the Sunday paper and leave your phones at home. The simple pleasure of being at one with nature, lying on the ground is a wonderful way to get in touch with yourself and the beauty of the earth.

Up Above the World

If you are feeling extra adventurous, maybe it’s time to take the hot-air balloon ride you’ve always want to experience. What better way to experience all that Phoenix has to offer?

Balloons launch early in the morning and at sunset. Make it a romantic adventure or a group event, and children are welcome over a certain height.

Knowledgeable and skilled pilots can show you amazing landscapes, and the silence of floating through the air is really an adventure to remember. Phoenix is known for our hot-air tours, and travelers come from all over the world to experience what is right in our backyard!

Try Something New: CoolSculpting

As you’re enjoying the cooler weather, it may strike you that there are a few minor changes you could be making to your physique to make it even better. One of the best things you can add to your healthy lifestyle is CoolSculpting, the non-invasive, FDA-cleared way to eliminate fat cells for good.

Being active is so much easier—and more fun—when we’re fit and comfortable in our skin. Thankfully, this non-surgical fat-freezing procedure can help you lose the inches you may have packed on in the last year.

So get out there and have fun this winter, and take a moment to learn more about Bodify. You’ll be glad you did.