Moving your exercise routine indoors for winter
Whether it’s snow or heavy rain, short mornings and long evenings, doing exercise outdoors during winter can be anywhere from challenging and unpleasant to downright dangerous.
If the weather is disrupting your exercise routine and making it impossible to get outdoors, not to worry – there’s plenty of fun and challenging workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home that will help you build strength, increase fitness and lose weight.
Need inspiration? Here’s a few simple ways you can move your exercise routine indoors for winter.
Pilates is an excellent way to stay in shape and improve your fitness at home – you can do it in a relatively small space and don’t need to invest in any bulky or costly equipment to have an effective workout. This ‘gentle’ form of exercise won’t put too much strain on your lungs and heart and helps you gradually build up your strength and flexibility over time through a series of simple, repetitive exercises. You can read more about it and how to get started in our guide to strengthening your body through Pilates.
Roll out the yoga mat
Like pilates, yoga is an excellent way to get some exercise indoors. It can build strength and stability and help with flexibility and even relieve stress – what’s not to love? You can sign up for a yoga class at your local studio, or better yet, give it a go at home with the help of an online workout. Find out more about Yoga in our guide to the benefits of yoga for over 50s.
Lift with kettlebells
Instead of investing in a set of free weights, you can build strength at home – and save space – by working out with kettlebells. These round shaped weights come with a handle and are effective for both strength and cardio training. There are dozens of diverse exercises you can do to work nearly every muscle group in the body. Learn more with our guide to building strength with kettlebells.
While modern workouts may have usurped the classic aerobic workouts so popular in the 70s and 80s, these videos are still a great way to stay fit and workout from home. Heart-pumping exercises can help burn fat, boost energy and stimulate the mind – perfect for when the weather makes it impossible to go walking outdoors.
How do you like to stay fit during winter?
Silversurfers Features Editor
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!