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Effective Workouts You Can Do Indoors

By Genevieve Cunningham

The cold is on its way. We can feel it, smell it, and for the most part, we're excited about the upcoming fall and winter weather. But there's no doubt that the cold can make some aspects of life more difficult. While living in Colorado makes you somewhat adapted to the cool winds, many find that working out in the cold is not something to look forward to. The burn in your throat, the red nose, the layers and layers of clothing. For many, sitting out until the weather warms up is more appealing. Luckily, it doesn't have to be one or the other! If you want to keep working out through the cold, just take it indoors with these effective routines.

Yoga

Yoga is such a great workout to do indoors. If you want to join a gym and a class with an instructor, go for it. But if you'd rather stay home, you can find thousands of videos online that walk you through a sequence. Yoga might not seem like much of a workout from the outside looking in, but rest assured that the right flow can make you sweat, challenge the muscles, and even make you out of breath. Consider this option through the cold, and you may find that it suits your life and health all year long.

Step Aerobics

This is a great choice because it doesn't require much space. You'll need a step, but you can use anything sturdy that forces you to step up. Even the bottom of a stair will work! Find a good routine online and follow along. These workouts are often fast-paced and challenging. Your leg muscles will get a great workout, and you'll definitely be improving your stamina. Consider this option if you like a class-like atmosphere that gets your heart pumping and moves quickly.

Calisthenics

We don't give body weight exercises enough credit. The truth is that using your own body weight can be a real challenge in a workout. Try a series of push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, pull-ups, lunges, and squats. You'll really be burning by the end. Your muscles will grow and become stronger. You might lose weight. You'll improve your fitness all the way around. Clear some space, buy some shoes, and get moving using just your body.

It's great to work out outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. But when it's cold outside, you can still get a great workout inside. Use these routines to change it up while staying warm and still taking your health to the next level.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Collins, Colo.

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