The Winter Months
Now that winter is almost here, it is important for us all to focus on how to stay fit and active during the cold months. With the colder temperatures, it can be very difficult to stay fit during the winter! But don’t worry, Check City has you covered with these great tips to help you with your winter exercises.
Staying in shape during this time is a process. However, it is completely worth it. To ensure good fitness, it is essential to be active as much as possible, as well as exercising portion control and healthy options when it comes to diet. Here are some great winter exercises to help you stay fit during the winter:
Stairs are a great cardiovascular workout. A simple flight of stairs can increase your heart rate, and if you are consistent, can increase your strength, improve musculature and increase metabolism. If you want to increase the exercise, consider running the stairs, or taking two stairs at a time. This will dramatically increase your effort and build your strength faster. You may have to work up to a more strenuous stair workout, but it will be worth the effort.
Stay home? What did you just say? Yes, you don’t always need a gym to get a good workout. Today, there are so many different in-home exercises that are great! Whether you are following along on a computer or TV, staying home can be a great option. Start researching today and find your favorite in-home exercising. Being active at home is great for winter exercising!
Snowshoeing is a fun activity and is a great cardiovascular exercise. Snowshoeing is a great way to be outdoors and work your heart rate up. Snowshoeing not only provides a cardiovascular workout, but also increases stamina, flexibility, agility and balance. You can start out with a short 15 minute session, and work up to snowshoeing around the local park. If you have dogs, you can take them on a fun snowshoeing walk! Enjoy a great winter exercise and start snowshoeing.
Dancing can be a great cardiovascular exercise. You can either turn up your favorite songs, or find a fun salsa dancing CD. You can do pushups or other activities between songs to work certain muscle groups. Dancing is a great exercise for many different reasons and is very enjoyable.
Yoga or Pilates
Yoga or Pilates classes are a great way to increase strength and stamina. You can find a local yoga or Pilate’s class and work out with a group once or twice a week. If you prefer, you can find some great Yoga and Pilates DVD’s to work out in the privacy of your own home.
Swimming at a local recreation center is a great way to build heart health. You can swim a couple times a week for a full-body, low-stress workout. Swimming is safe on the joints and great on the heart.
No matter what, it is important to always eat healthy and drink enough water every day. As you eat healthy and stay fit during the winter, you will start to feel great! There are so many different ways to stay fit during the winter. We hope you have enjoyed ours!