There are plenty of ways to be active in fall and winter, even if the weather outside is less than desirable. We all know how welcoming a couch and fireplace seem when it looks cold and miserable outside your window!
Luckily, there are simple things people can do to keep healthy during these cold winter months. Staying active is important for your mind and body, plus it saves money and helps keep you out of the doctors office.
Here are some tips to stay healthy and in shape this winter:
Go for walks at the mall or at gyms at any local schools or gyms.Track your steps with a pedometer or Fitbit to see how far you go and try to walk a little further every day!
Get small hand weights or stretch bands to use at home. There are plenty of simple exercises you can do with small weights or bands, even while sitting in front of the TV!
Buy or rent an exercise DVD, or borrow one from the library. Having some guidance from a DVD can help you try new exercises and also help motivate you at home.
Take the stairs!
Do housework like sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, doing laundry, or washing the windows to keep active (and keep your home clean!)
Join a gym and use machines like treadmills, stair-climbers, or exercise bikes. If you looking for something new, try out a fitness class or a new indoor activity like dance or rock climbing.
Get involved in sports leagues in your community or at work. Many cities offer indoor sports like basketball, volleyball or swimming. Plus, you may make some new friends!
The trick to staying in shape during the cold months of the year is to be active – whether it’s cleaning the house or taking the stairs – every little bit helps!
What do you do to stay in shape in the winter?
About Jason Cass
I am the Co-Owner of The Insurance Alliance. I love to speak nationally on the topic of insurance and I am the author of "Customer Service is Just Foreplay" an Amazon Best Seller. I don't sell insurance, I help people buy it.