We get it, winter weather makes it difficult to exercise. Fear not! Check out these 5 easy ways to get exercise when the weather is dreary:
When it’s rainy or cold out, sometimes even getting to the gym can be a challenge. Why not try an exercise video? There are free videos on Youtube for all fitness levels. Plus, this can be a fun, no-strings attached way to try out a new type of exercise!
Malls and indoor shopping centers can be used for more than just shopping. Pick up extra steps by doing a few laps around the mall or get in a quick stair workout for cardio and muscle toning. Just make sure to get there early to beat the crowds!
If you have access to a staircase at home or at work, you can get in a quick, quality workout. To prevent injuries, remember to include a warmup and slowly increase the workout intensity overtime if you are a beginner.
Staying motivated to exercise in the winter can be challenging to do alone. Why not grab a friend and take an exercise class? Most community centers offer free or low cost classes, and most gyms offer your first class free. Plus, a friend can help keep you stay accountable and on track with your fitness goals!
Sometimes the best way to beat bad weather is to embrace it! Bundle up and try a new activity such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, ice skating, or even walking in the rain fully suited up!
Note: Always check with your doctor before making changes to your exercise or activity routine.
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