Do your exercise plans get put on hold during cold or dreary months? Beat the bad-weather blahs and tone up by bringing your workout indoors, starting today.
Think of your home as a gym. You might consider investing in a treadmill, stationary bike, or other exercise machine. But you don’t necessarily need expensive equipment to get a good aerobic workout at home.
- Try climbing stairs, jogging in place, or jumping rope.
- Join an indoor volleyball or basketball team.
- Swim laps or take water aerobics in an indoor pool.
- Walk briskly around an indoor mall.
- Be a domestic athlete. Cleaning closets and washing windows or floors count as exercise and help you get a head start on your spring cleaning.
- Rent or buy some workout videos.
- Experiment with different exercise classes, from tai chi to spinning at a local fitness center.
If you’ve been inactive for a while, start gradually and add a few minutes of physical activity each day. Eventually, try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise on five or more days of the week. Experts also recommend stretching every day and lifting weights two to three times a week.
Article from the StayWell Company, LLC