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Snow Business


How much do you love a snow day? Practically everyone is delighted to hear there's no school, but if you are tempted to hang out in your PJs and watch brainless reality shows all day, get real. Sitting in front of a screen all those hours is not only not healthy, it's not as fun as playing in the snow either.

There are lots of ways to have fun in the snow that don't involve driving to the slopes and buying a lift ticket. Build a snowman — the funnier it looks the better! Go sledding — climbing back up the hill burns tons of calories. If you own snowshoes or cross country ski equipment, head to a local park or trails — both are great workouts.

If it's too cold to go outside, or you're chilled to the bone, you can have plenty of fun inside without turning on the TV or going online. Play board games, catch up on your reading or use your unexpected free time to give back. Clean out your closet and put together a bag of clothes to donate to charity. Bake a batch of cookies for someone who could use cheering up or help your neighbors shovel the snow from their walks and steps.​