Winter months mostly brings laziness in most active people. However, if you health cautious and fitness freak, the winters are the best time to work out and get shaped body. This is because when exercising during the winters, you need not worry about getting sweaty and exhausted. Also, the weather outside is in your favor and you should take full advantage of this.
Even if you can’t follow full-fledged workout routine, you could still do some of the basic exercises and also keep yourself very healthy in this winter. Here’re top 5 exercises that will help keep you keep healthy this winter.
Not only the older people but also many middle aged persons very often experience severe joint pain with the arrival of the winters. But people who perform the yoga on a regular basis remain very far from any such kind of pain. Yoga helps maintain the mobility of the joints and improves circulation. It also helps ease out stiff joints, hence making the movements much more smooth as well as pain-free.
2. Jump rope
This exercise is a powerful and complete body workout which takes only a few minutes. So, if you’re one of those who feel too lazy to get up early in the morning and then go to the gym, you can choose skipping rope. It is considered a great cardio exercise that will help you lose that winter weight. It would also improve blood circulation in your body by having your heart rate go up. However if you are suffering from any joint pain, you can skip this exercise.
Squats are one of the proven exercises for the legs and butts. Also, the only thing which you need to keep in mind is that while doing squats you have to maintain proper postures. Improper posture might lead to an injury and you will not be able to get have benefits from it. There are many tutorials available on YouTube which you can watch to learn all the proper techniques and postures for to get the maximum benefit. Once you are comfortable doing all regular squats, you could also add weights to make it intense to get maximum benefits.
If you want to have your whole body worked up even without doing much, try planks. If you have never done planks earlier, at first it might seem a very easy exercise. However, once you start doing it, you would come to know that it is an intense exercise. Planks usually work on strengthening the back and the core. As you’re supporting the entire body weight on the hands and the feet, these too have some strength training.
5. Push ups
Depending on the kind of push-ups, you’re performing various muscles get all worked up. If you do inclined push-ups, targeted muscles are usually the core muscles, deltoids, and triceps. If you are doing decline push-ups, the targeted areas are usually shoulder, back, chest, and arms. If you’re beginner, start with inclined push-ups and then slowly get to more modified versions of same.