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4 ways to get your blood pumping even in the cold

As the winter cold continues, you might find your workout routine disrupted from time to time. Here are a few indoor exercise ideas.

Though it’s tempting to climb into your pajamas and curl up under a thick duvet, we all know that it’s important to keep active throughout the winter period. Not only will it help you stay in shape for summer, but keeping fit can help fend off colds and flu which is great considering that we all want to keep our bodies strong in the face of the ongoing battle with Covid-19. 

It doesn’t really matter what exercise you enjoy most, as you can always find indoor alternatives to keep fit (and warm) in the comfort of your home.

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Here are a few ways to keep moving throughout winter:

Now, if you’re looking for a relaxing physical activity, yoga will definitely be your go-to. Whether it’s done in your bedroom, living room or in the garage, this activity will help keep your body in check. If you’re new to yoga, try and find a few online videos which will help you get started – YouTube has thousands of clips with all the different meditation techniques and poses you can learn. 

Play around with the kids
Your kids will most likely spend more time indoors playing video games this winter. Why not encourage them to get active with you? Whether you play a game of hide and seek, on-on or even a family dance off, playing together is a great way to get a workout session and have fun while you’re at it. Just make sure you move all the furniture out the way first: the last thing you want to do is damage your home while busting out your signature dance moves in the living room.

Well, now that you’ve lost the dance battle to your youngest son in the living room, you might want to continue practicing those moves. With Zumba, you can do just that. If you’re new to this, there is no need to worry. There are plenty of options available today for Zumba beginners, including workouts through your phone, TV or video gaming systems and YouTube. There are also loads of free options for those who aren’t keen to spend on  online classes. 

Running alternatives
If you’re a fan of cardio exercises, running is probably one of your favourite ways to keep your body fit. However, the frosty cold winds and rainy conditions might be a buzzkill. A great way to solve this problem would be to get yourself a treadmill. Now, I know what you’re thinking:  those things must cost a fortune, right? Well, not necessarily. You could always look at alternative ways to get the gym equipment you need without breaking the bank. A useful tip: Teljoy allows you to pay for the gym equipment you need to keep fit from the comfort of your home on a subscription model. In other words, you pay a small monthly amount and, after you’ve done that for a certain number of months, the equipment becomes yours. 

It might take a few tries to find the indoor workout you love, but it will definitely help you feel accomplished when spring makes its appearance.

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