The temperatures outside are dropping making most people want to stay inside, but it’s still possible to stay active whether you’re getting outside or staying inside!
Top Winter Activities
It’s recommended to get 30 minutes of exercise everyday for a healthy lifestyle.
The best exercises to include in your daily physical activities are:
It can be difficult to maintain your usual exercises with winter weather conditions, but there are still enjoyable exercises to stay active in winter.
This form of exercise is extremely beneficial in keeping the brain and body healthy. Especially taking part in classes like ballet can lead to a sense of achievement, community, and friendship. Even if ballet isn’t for you there are multiple types of dancing to choose from, such as ballroom or hip hop.
Going to the gym is a good option to use a range of equipment and take part in exercise classes. At every gym there is a trainer that can design you a workout based on your physical abilities and recommended classes for you. Work out at a pace that is comfortable for you and don’t over exceed yourself.
Yoga is a great exercise for the mind and body. It is very gentle and low impact, involving a variety of poses while focusing on the breath. Yoga has a multitude of benefits, such as building stronger bones, increasing flexibility, and improving strength and balance.
The cold weather can make the joints act up, so swimming in a warm pool is a good way to ease joint pain. Swimming is great for improving balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. If you don’t want to swim alone a lot of pools offer senior exercise classes.
Walking is a great natural form of exercise and it’s easy because no equipment is needed! Winter might provide conditions that aren’t ideal for walking outside, so indoor spots are another option. These spots can include a community center, the mall, an indoor walking track, or a local university.
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