The winter months provide some with an excellent opportunity to sit on the couch, and pack the pounds on. If you don’t have a gym membership, or lead an active lifestyle, chances are you’re susceptible to winter weight gain. This is usually in direct correlation to a lack of exercise.
Here are five Indoor Winter Exercise Ideas to help you achieve your fitness goals without having to go to the gym.
Workout at home
Start a home workout regimen consisting of exercises like leg squats, push-ups, crunches, and leg raises. Do three sets of 10 repetitions. You can add additional exercises, reps or sets, as your exercise tolerance increases.
Dancing is great cardio exercise, and henceforth a great way to burn calories. Put your favorite tunes on, and dance the night away. If you’re not much of a dancer, try salsa lessons, or another style of dance that has your interest.
Play a Game
The Wii Fit is designed to help you get fit using aerobic and strength training. You can play a friendly game of twister with family and friends. How about a game of ping pong?
Walk your home stairs
If you have stairs in your home, walk them often. If you don’t have stairs in your home, you can stay active by walking throughout your house. It may seem silly, but the more your body stays in motion, the more calories you burn.
Cleaning up your home involves a good deal of physical labor. Sweeping, mopping, and dusting burns fat. If you want to add more “burn” to your cleaning, increase the speed of your movements.