During winters, you tend to feel super lazy and want to curl up in a warm blanket with your favorite tv show, right? But as much as you like that, you’ve got to stay in shape even when its freezing cold outside. Here are 5 simple ways you can get your daily workout while still staying indoors.
Jumping jack exercises are a great way to stay in shape. They not only provide full-body cardio but also strengthen your core muscles to the max.
Start by standing with a slight bend in the knees and your hands resting on your thighs. Then keeping the knees bent open the arms and legs out to the sides. Your arms come above the head in a clapping stance and legs wider than shoulders, then back to the returning to the starting position.
Squats are the best exercise and are a great way to work out your legs, glutes and lower back without a gym. Squats are an easy way to build strength lower-body strength.
You can begin this exercise with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed slightly outward. Extend your hands straight out in front of you to help keep your balance. You can also bend the elbows or clasp the fingers. Sit back and down like you’re sitting into an imaginary chair. If you feel your back starting to round, let your lower back arch slightly as you go lower. Drop down so your thighs are as parallel to the floor as possible.
Jump ropes are a fun way to stay fit. Just ten minutes of jump rope is said to be enough cardio as a long run around the park. Hopefully, we don’t need to explain how to skip rope!
Zumba is the newest trend from the fitness world. You get to dance to your heart’s content while staying fit at the same time! While there isn’t a classic Bollywood dance session happening, you can always create your own dance playlist that gets you grooving. Add in some step-up exercises, jumping jacks and other cardio exercises for the best results.
Is it too cold outside? Feeling too lazy to get your body moving with hardcore exercises? Then switch it up with yoga and meditation once in a while. Grab a mat and start yoga sessions in the comfort of your house. Yoga not only improves core strength and your body’s flexibility but is also known to alleviate fatigue, stress, and anxiety.