By Marcisco Morrison
When the cold winter season blows in, you can either choose to pull the blankets closer and cover yourself or dress up for an active outdoor adventure! Staying active over the long winter period is good for your health as it boosts overall immunity, keeping your lymphatic system active. For many, without a convenient gym membership, when it comes to staying indoors over winter, they feel lost on how they can stay active.
Of course, you can take to ice hockey and skiing but these generally require lots of training, planning and possibly some traveling. With just a little creativity plus a bit of planning, it’s not really hard, even fun, to stay active all winter long.
If you have never done winter outdoor activities before, walking is an excellent way to start. This cardio workout is very effective and is suitable for a variety of fitness levels. When going out, you can first warm up the body through several simple stretches and by simply taking it at a slower walking pace for the initial 10 minutes. It is also important to dress appropriately.
Try Indoor Sports
Consider joining an individual or team or sports program. Competition levels options are many for you can join at the recreational all the way to expert level. Usually, the most cost-effective indoor sports programs are run by local authorities where some gym space at a community center or local school is secured for that purpose. Here you can drop in for a variety of indoor games such as floor hockey, table tennis, basketball, etc. You may also consider signing up for dance or aerobics classes, or other types of group fitness sessions.
Home Indoor Workouts
Prepare yourself with a suitable indoor workout program in case the weather conditions don’t allow you to venture out. If that is your predicament, why not put on a DVD that’s appropriate to your level of fitness. If you don’t have a ready fitness DVD, check out the several fitness channels available on local, satellite or cable TV. Alternatively, go online where you will get workout programs to meet your needs. If all these don’t suffice, just put on your dancing shoes!
Our personal trainers are affordable to engage, consider investing in one for those short winter months.
Get Out & Play!
If the energy for a full workout is lacking, why not try “playing?’ The best aspect of playing is that it will not feel like you are actually working out although it’s capable of achieving a lot. This winter have a blast outside by having snowball fights, making snow angels, or even building snowmen. Perhaps some ice skating, something suitable for both outdoors and indoors.
As you keep active, remember to stay safe and healthy. For example, a little preparation keeps away the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. When out there in the cold, don’t forget about drinking water because when you are exercising in the cold, thirst may not always be the best pointer that your body needs water.
Stay active but don’t compromise your body’s health by depleting it of vital nutrients.
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