Cold weather can make it more difficult to get motivated to work out. After
all, not many people want to leave the comfort — and warmth —
of their own home. But remaining sedentary can result in the body storing
additional fats, which leads to weight gain. Here are some workouts to
help you stay active during the cold winter months.
Use Home Equipment
If you have workout equipment at home, now is the time to use it! You don't
have to worry about running outside because you can work out in the comfort
of your own home. If you don't have equipment, you can focus on core
exercises such as yoga, push-ups, sit-ups, and more.
Find a Sports Gym
If you don’t have a gym membership, you may be able to go to a local
basketball gym and see what kind of workouts you can do. Play a game of
basketball, run around the court, or do anything else to get your heart
If you have a boxing gym nearby, or if you have a friend in a similar situation,
try going through some training sessions together. Throwing punches, moving
around, ducking and dodging can provide you with the full body workout you need.
Working out doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Go to your nearest
trampoline park or gymnastics center and get jumping! You can burn a lot
of calories indoors while having fun at the same time! It’s also
easy on your body due to the low impact.
Don’t let the winter stop you from living a healthy lifestyle. Take
advantage of the workouts you can do inside. Our team at Saint Francis
Healthcare recognizes the health benefits of regular workout schedules,
so make the time to keep your body healthy.
Brought to you by Saint Francis Outpatient Physical Therapy. For more information
about our services, call 302.575.8250 or visit StFrancisHealthcare.org.