Winter season tend to bring mood swings which may tempt you to overeat and avoid exercise, and getting out of the blanket just to exercise becomes a task. As the temperature continues to fall in this holiday season, it is important to take into consideration your workout seriously and not just ignore it.
So here are a few fitness tips for how you can work out indoor in this cold winter and keep yourself healthy:
1) Do some crunches
Since it is hard to go outside and face that cool breeze, you simply have to do some (around 20) crunches at least 5 times a day. Even if this is the first thing you do in the morning, your body will ignore the cold post that.
2) Bicycle ride
Well not literally. Lie down on your back and start paddling from your legs. Do this 50 times in a go and you’re good to go. No safety gears required.
3) Push-ups and pull-ups
To maintain the abs and a flat belly in this freezing season, do regular push ups and pull ups. 5 times a day for 5 minutes will provide you with all the heat necessary.
What can be a better way to stay fit this season than dancing. Simply dance to your favorite music, move your body as much as you can and enjoy. Shaking your body to the beats is remarkably healthy and fun. You can also practice Zumba dance by watching videos from the internet. It is a great way to exercise with fun.
5) Jumping jacks
Be it in sun or in a closed room, this exercise burns the body fat very quickly. It paces the heart rate and increases the flow of oxygen in your bloodstream and muscles and is basically a full body workout as all the muscles move while performing this exercise. 1 minute of jumping jacks and 30 seconds of rest. Repeat it 10 times and you’re good to go.
A fit and toned body during winters, planks help impressively in achieving this goal. Well not only this, by strengthening the core, it helps in reducing back pain and improving balance and body posture.
With providing body flexibility, it also strengthens muscles, and help in toning the body, particularly abdominal, lower back, hips, and buttocks. It is also impressively good for lungs as it helps in solving the breathing problem.
Along with developing athleticism, it is a great cardio exercise with a full body warm up and can be performed in an indoor stadium. It also helps in increasing speed and improving reflexes.
Though it is very healthy to practice Yoga in open, under the sun, under the roof is also not a bad idea. Benefits remain same: increased energy, peace of mind and physical fitness, everything is affected positively.
10) Jump rope
It increases the blood flow, contributes in balancing hormones and eliminates unhealthy toxins along with body fitness. Practice it on daily basis for 30 seconds 6 times a day.
11) Step up
Climbing stairs is another easy way to improve fitness. Heart, mind, muscles and bones, are all benefited from this exercise. Perform it daily for 10 minutes, avoid elevators as many times as you can.
Start cleaning your rooms, kitchen, and washroom. This will not just help in maintaining hygiene but also your body, especially vacuuming and mopping.
13) Water bottle weights
For toned arms and shoulders, without any gym equipment, lifting water bottles is a decent way to exercise. You can use these filled bottles while doing crunches and planks.
14) High knee running
Being at a constant position, lifting one knee up to your hip position while keeping the other one straight, and vice versa, at a quick pace, consecutively. It can help significantly in increasing the speed of blood flow and also toning of the lower body.
Side kicking, front kicking, backward kicking are some of the ways for thigh muscles exercise and lower abdominal. It also improves flexibility and provides strength.
Well, winter is not going to last forever but that doesn’t mean health and fitness can be ignored. Diet plan is equally significant for keeping up a body fit. Just follow the above fitness tips and you’ll be good to go for winters.