Winter’s cold weather can keep you cooped up in the house all day. If you are an active person, you can end up getting cabin fever as the weather doesn’t permit for outdoor running and jogging. If you can’t afford a gym membership or you don’t have the time to go out to the gym, you can do some exercises right at home! Here is a list of some fun exercises that you can do from your home without any type of expensive equipment.
Yoga is a fun exercise that you can do from home that requires little equipment. Yoga has the benefit of being very relaxing and calming. When you do yoga, you are also stretching out your muscles, reducing tension and improving your body’s circulation. Not only does it lower risk of injuries, it can help lower stress, increase flexibility, help with breathing and lowering blood pressure, and even improve your posture!
You can always put on your favorite songs and dance around the house in order to burn off a few calories. Dancing is one of the best ways to do some physical activity and since most people are busy moving to the music, most don't realize they are doing exercise! This explains why dance themed workouts and games such as Zumba and Just Dance are so popular. Make a playlist of your favorite songs and dance for half an hour, or play a dance video game which tells you exactly how many calories you are burning!
Kickboxing is a popular form of exercise that involves working out your core as well as building muscle strength. This form of exercise is also a way for you to learn self-defense techniques if you should ever come to need them. Kickboxing is an intense workout with heavy cardio which means that you will be burning more calories. If you have tension or anger that you need to release, kickboxing is a great way to blow off some of that steam.
If you want to tone and strengthen your muscles there are many different bodyweight routines that you can use at home. These exercises require little to no equipment and incorporate various muscles in your body. The purpose of this type of exercise is to use your own bodyweight to build up your muscles.You can find several different bodyweight routines on Youtube, as well as different magazines like Cosmopolitan, Shape, and Women’s Health.
Jumping rope will have you melting off the calories in no time. This is not just a game for children, but a way for you to keep in shape. Many professional boxers use jump rope as a way to stay fit and keep light on their feet in the ring. If you haven't picked up a jump rope since 5th grade, maybe it's time to skip down memory lane! You can find a jump rope in the toy section of nearly any retailer. Make sure to keep proper form by keeping your elbows to your hip and feet together :D
No excuse! Using this list of fun exercises to do at home, you should be able to find one that you like and use it to stay in shape over the cold winter months. By staying active you will reduce your risk of getting sick during the winter and enjoy better health overall. Use one of these fun home workouts and start working up a sweat!