With the return of winter comes the chance to experience the joy that can come with taking on all the season has to offer. Outdoor exercise can be challenging in any season, but winter can make it especially difficult to take that first step out the door. But determination, proper planning, and the right gear can keep Mother Nature from stopping you cold.

Indoor exercise can make the winter seem a lot longer, so a little outdoor exercise can improve your attitude toward winter. Here are some tips to help ensure a safe winter workout.