When temperatures drop it is easy to stay inside and hunker up by the fireplace to stay warm. With a more laid back lifestyle and holiday cooking, the winter months could be viewed as a time of year to skip a run or a walk. Doing so could make the numbers on the bathroom scale jump.

To help avoid winter weight gain, StormTracker 6 Meteorologist Diane Phillips met with a doctor to learn tips to help you stay safe while exercising outdoors during the winter.