Many people express their concerns about not being able to loose weight during the winter months. Most do not want to exercise outside in the cold and freezing weather. And of course, this is the same time of year all those great holiday foods make it to the table. The weight seems to jump aboard your body before the leap is even noticed.
It is easy to put off that first step in starting a winter exercise routine. All you want to do is snuggle in a blanket. There are, however; easy ways to exercise inside your home to keep in shape and keep those unwanted pounds off your waistline. Before starting an exercise routine, talk with your medical doctor.
After warming up for your exercise routine, stretch! Stretch those arms and legs. “Stretching is one of the most effective tools we have in dealing with pain and helping people feel better. Stretch after you warm up for about 4 or 5 minutes. This is a way to loosen ligaments, loosen tendons and loosen muscles.” says Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP of my Medical Reports. Also, the Centers for Disease Control states that stretching can also be a part of a moderate physical and exercise routine.
“Skipping rope for about 15-20 minutes will burn off the calories of a candy bar.” states Leanna Skarmulis, a writer for WebMD. This is only an example of how many calories jumping rope can burn at a fast pace. This is not saying to start eating a lot of sweets and jeopardize the amount of weight lost or the amount of new weight that would be put on. It is a really good way to exercise inside your own home. Just have an area in the center of a room and jump the rope on a hard surface such as a wooden floor.
Most do not realize that walking can also contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system even if going outside is not an option. Steps located inside your home and walking up and down them for a few minutes can help keep your cardiovascular system healthy. If there are not any inside steps, walk around the house, briskly, while carrying the laundry, toys or even small cans of food.
Stretching, jumping rope and walking is a good and simple physical routine that can help keep those extra pounds off while inside during the winter months. These exercises should also help with an increased energy level, possibly less pain and depression.
Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP, Benefits of Stretching/my Medical Reports http://www.mymedicalreports.com/reports.php?strSort=&csrc=centerPage&iCategoryID=18&page=2
Centers for Disease Control/Medline Plus
Leanna Skarmulis, Skipping Rope Doesn’t Skip Workout/WebMD Feature reviewed by Brunilda Nazario,