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During the cold winter months, it can be hard to prise yourself and the children from the warmth of a cosy home - but evidence points to the myriad of health benefits to be had. So, pull on your coats, don your wellies and get outdoors.  Here LittleLife, experts in outdoor gear for families, shares its reasons to keep your family active this winter.

Six reasons to whack on the wellies

1. Easy for all to do and improves overall wellbeing

Walking is a low-impact and steady activity that gently boosts circulation and increases levels of mood and energy boosting hormones of adrenalin and endorphin.

2. Improves child's physical development and emotional wellbeing

A recent study from the University of Essex revealed that as little as five minutes of outdoor play improves a child's mental wellbeing and self-esteem.

3. Cold weather activity activates brown fat

According to fitness expert Peta Bee, humans are pre-programmed to respond positively to cold temperatures with the activation of 'good' fat, namely brown adipose tissue (BAT) or brown fat. When humans are cold, this metabolically active tissue launches into action to warm up the body. 

4. Getting outside combats SAD

Walking outside for 30 minutes, three times a week, can help combat the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 

5. Going slow helps you reconnect

A slow steady pace gives you the chance to slow your mind and become more aware of the people around you and allows 1e70569955218497a5d423421d7fad83.jpgyou the space to meaningfully reconnect. So take is easy and chat.

6. A walk helps to focus your mind

A review by Public Health England found that walking improves mood, quality of sleep, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can help to reduce anxiety.

Here is LittleLife’s top four products to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Ranger S2 Child Carrier

The lightest British Standard framed back carrier at only 1.7kg, the Ranger S2 is perfect for short walks in town or country.

RRP: £99.99

Link to buy (Black): www.littlelife.com/products/child-carriers/ranger-s2?sku=L14016

Link to buy (Blue): www.littlelife.com/products/child-carriers/ranger-s2?sku=L14011

Link to buy (Red): www.littlelife.com/products/child-carriers/ranger-s2?sku=L14024

Hi-Vis Dinosaur Toddler ActionPak

This super-bright Dinosaur Toddler ActionPak combines a high-visibility fabric with decorative prints, making it ideal for being seen when light levels are low.

RRP: £18.99

Link to buy: https://www.littlelife.com/products/safe-and-seen/small-hi-vis-dinosaur

Family First Aid Kit

Every so often, kids will have a bump or a graze and it is important to have a first aid kit handy, just in case. The Family First Aid Kit is ideal for days out, short breaks or family holidays.

RRP: £19.99

Link to buy: https://www.littlelife.com/products/safe-and-seen/family-kit?sku=L10430

Car Seat Protector

Prevent stains and spills from messy passengers with the car seat protector.

RRP: £19.99

Link to buy: https://www.littlelife.com/products/travel-eat-and-sleep/car-seat-protector

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