Winter Workouts to Fit Your Mood

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When the wind is howling, the rain pouring or snow falling it's understandable that you may not feel like taking a brisk walk, or doing any other form of exercise, outside.

If your workout motivation is really low in winter, try changing your exercise plans to suit your mood and the bad weather. Here are a few suggestions:

Low on energy - "I just don't feel like it..."

Try these activities:

  • Sit-ups and push-ups during the ad breaks in your favorite TV show
  • Mop the kitchen floor
  • Use stairs throughout the day, not elevators
  • Go mall-walking
  • Play actively with your children or pets

 

Moderate energy - "I could handle some activity"

Try these activities:

  • Ballroom dancing or belly dancing
  • Weight lifting
  • Use an indoor staircase to do as many step-ups as you can
  • Pilates or yoga class
  • Indoor rock climbing

 

High energy - "Yeah! I'm raring to go!"

Try these activities:

  • A game of squash or handball
  • Dancing (rigorous)
  • Indoor basketball
  • Jump rope for as long as you can, alternating your speed between fast and slow
  • Run on a treadmill