Four Winter Exercise Ideas

Colder weather doesn’t mean you have to put your fitness plan on hold. Use this time of year to get creative and build resilience in your fitness routine to get your workout in regardless of the weather. Here are some ideas to get started:

Get active at home. Try things like jumping rope, pushups, tricep dips, crunches, planks, lunges, and bicep curls.

Play racquetball. Racquetball is a great way to switch up your routine from the treadmill. Burn calories while using every muscle in your body to shift quickly to the ball.

Try indoor rock climbing. You will challenge your strength, coordination, endurance, and balance; and develop problem-solving skills and trust in others.

Play in the snow. You’d be surprised how many calories simple winter activities can burn in one hour:

  • Making snow angels: 214 calories
  • Snow ball fights: 319 calories
  • Building a snowman: 285 calories
  • Ice skating: 450 calories

Winter can be a great time to mix up your workouts and try new, fun activities. Exercise can also help you beat the winter blues, so don’t use the changing weather as an excuse.

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