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Unique Indoor Workouts

By Randi Morse

I am not a person who enjoys the summer months. I tend to overheat very quickly no matter how many gallons of water I guzzle. Because I prefer to exercise outside, this makes it difficult to find ways to get my body moving without overheating. Technology, however, can make working out indoors a very simple process. 

Classic Workouts

There are all sorts of classic workouts you can do indoors. A treadmill is a great example. With a treadmill you can go for a walk, or a jog, in the comfort of the air conditioner. Weight lifting is also fairly easy to accomplish inside during the hot summer months. Set up an area in your home and invest in a few decent weights; you'll find yourself with the ability to work out in comfort.

Unique Workouts

Working out indoors can become stale, which is one reason why fitness enthusiasts have a difficult time with it. Beat back the boredom by adding some non-traditional workouts into your exercise routine! Dancing video games is a great example of how you can work out inside in a unique, fun way. Almost every video game system (Xbox, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch) has some sort of dance video game available for purchase. Some of these games even have "workout" modes available that are programmed to work your heart and get your blood pumping.

Maybe you can use the time indoors to try a new type of workout. Yoga promotes strength and wellness and is a fantastic exercise to do indoors. A quick search online will show you a number of free programs you can try. 

Technology

Technology has also made indoor workouts easier by offering in-person classes. You can live-stream a class from your living room, allowing you to feel like you're at the gym from the comfort of your own home. With some of these programs you can even interact with the instructor and get any questions you have answered. There's something comforting about being anonymous, especially if you're uncomfortable working out in front of others. 

If bicycling is more your thing, you're in luck. There are a few companies that have created stationary bicycles that connect to the internet to make you work out on a predetermined course. Some even come with amazing video displays so that you get the sensation that you're biking somewhere exotic. Imagine being able to "bike" in the tropics, or up a gorgeous mountain. Virtual biking has really taken off in the last few years and is a fantastic way to exercise indoors.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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