This winter is shaping up to be a cold and snowy one in many parts of the country. Regardless of whether you get several feet of snow during the coldest months or whether it’s just grey and raining, you can benefit from knowing how to workout at home.
The reason is that understanding how to workout at home gives you the opportunity to keep up with your fat burning and healthy lifestyle even when you can’t get outside or hit the gym. Essentially, you’re not letting the weather control you!
The key is to make sure that you never see the weather as an excuse to skip your workout, even if you nearly always do your exercises outside. When you know how to workout at home then it really doesn’t matter what’s happening outside. You have options.
The first thing you should consider is that even when the weather is horrible outside, there are actually things you can do out there if you are dead set against indoor workouts or if you have no space at all. The first thing is to look out your window.
If you have a driveway, walkway and/or a sidewalk, then you have a workout right there. In fact, you might have several, depending on how much snow has fallen. Shoveling snow is an intense workout. In fact, it can be so intense that you will need to be careful doing it, just as you would with other cardio and heavy-lifting exercises. Slap on your fitness tracker the next time you head out to shovel snow. You might find you get more of a workout shoveling than you would if you’d gone for your usual brisk walk.
You can also get a pair of snowshoes and head down the street to walk around your local park. Suddenly, the entire space is open to you, instead of having to stick to the trails. Snowshoeing is surprisingly quick to learn, it’s a lot of fun and it is excellent cardio in a smaller amount of time than you’d need to get the same workout on a treadmill.
Finally, if you are stuck inside, it’s time to get creative. If you do have an elliptical or a treadmill, go for it. Try it in front of the TV to help the time go by more quickly. Otherwise, check out a free weight loss resource like ShareFit. It doesn’t just let you track your nutrition and exercise. It also has a range of additional features such as fitness videos that you can complete in a small space such as your living room floor.