We all know that moderate exercise helps us feel better, makes us physically healthier, and improves our overall well-being.
However, since winter’s arctic blast is in full swing for many regions, you might not want to venture outside, let alone exercise.
If you decide to skip the expensive gym membership this winter, try these 4 easy at-home winter fitness tips and emerge this spring feeling better and stronger than ever before!
[title text=”Commit to a Daily Routine”]
Try to commit to a few things daily that you know will help you stay healthy. Try simple exercises before bed, stretching when you wake up or even making one meal a day from fresh ingredients. Be careful to only aim for something achievable. You can always add to your routine, but you don’t want to set yourself up to fail.
[title text=”Eat Breakfast”]
We always hear about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with cold winter mornings, it is hard to get out of bed until right before you run out the door. Breakfast doesn’t require elaborate ingredients or extensive menus. Challenge yourself to eat a quick, healthy breakfast to get your day started right.
[title text=”Take the Stairs”]
Working up the nerve to even go outside when it’s freezing can drain valuable energy that you could be putting towards your workout! Try something more accessible like running the stairs to get your body moving. Running the stairs in your home or workplace is a great way to take a break and get your muscles moving without having to brave the weather. A big benefit of taking the stairs: You’ll never have to make excuses for why you can’t exercise when it’s in your own building!
[title text=”Work Out During Commercials”]
Workouts are a pain, but you can make them fun by incorporating them into your everyday routine! Try doing a small workout like exercising your triceps on a chair, doing bicep curls with a large canned item, or even crunches during the commercials to your favorite TV show. If you’re like most of us, you might eat while watching TV because of boredom or distraction rather than hunger. Replacing that sedentary consumption time with active short-term exercise is an easy way to get moving.