Exercising regularly can help improve flexibility, build muscle so that you are less reliant on your joints for strength, and improve overall health in your body. During the cold months, it can be tougher to get the exercise you need for your arthritis because the cold outside makes it harder to move around. Here are a few exercises you can do indoors during the winter time:
All you need for exercise videos is a little space to move around. You can remain in the privacy (and warmth!) of your own home and and even utilize special videos targeted for people suffering from arthritis. Examples of those videos can be found here and here.
#2: Mini Exercise Bikes
Miniature exercise cycles such as the Magnetrainer and the Sunny Mini Cycle can be easily used and stored within the home. Their small size also allows them to be used on a table for the arms in addition to being used on the floor for the legs.
No fancy merchandise needed here – all you need is your own body. Stretching can help reduce tension, build muscle, and even relax you. Stretching also warms up your muscles for any other exercise you are getting ready to do, making it easier to be in motion for longer periods of time.
You don’t have to be outside in the cold to get your walking in! All you need to do is find a suitable indoor environment such as a gym with treadmills, or even a mall while you do your holiday shopping (and window shopping!). Walking is one of the easiest and most effective exercises, and, in the right situations, is free!
#5: Wii Fit
The Wii Fit is an excellent way to exercise indoors and it offers a variety of programs like yoga, stretching, dance, and virtual sports. In addition, users can track their weight, progress, and set goals using the system. The Wii Fit is a fun and engaging way to get your exercise in while indoors.