During the winter, we tend to spend an increasing amount of time inside to hide away from the harsh weather. While curling up and enjoying a nice book or movie is an enjoyable way to spend your time, you may also want to move your body and are looking for new ways to stay active. When you lead an active lifestyle, you’re doing a favor to both your mental and physical health. At Springpoint, we’ve pulled together a list of ways for you to stay active from the comfort of your own home.
9 Ways to Stay Active When You Can’t Go Out
- Find Exercise Videos Online. The internet offers a vast supply of information easily available at our fingertips. Search for free fitness videos that match your interests and abilities to try in your home.
- Use Simple Tools to Create a “Home Gym.” Who needs fancy, expensive equipment to get active? You can use household items, like soup cans for hand weights or a towel for a resistance band, to increase the impact of your home workout.
- Walk in Place While Watching T.V. Rather than sitting down while watching your favorite shows and movies, try walking in place to get your body moving. For a more impactful workout, try adding in jumping jacks or crunches on commercial breaks.
- Take Advantage of Stairs. You don’t need a stair stepper to experience this impactful workout. Walking or running a set of stairs is a great way to get your heart pumping.
- Chair Yoga. Chair yoga offers a variety of yoga poses all while standing next to or sitting in a chair. This form of yoga offers a multitude of health benefits similar to traditional yoga, including reduced stress, improved circulation and loosened muscles.
- Clean Your Home. Cleaning not only helps create a peaceful place to live, but it also offers health benefits. Cleaning gets you on your feet and moving around, getting your blood pumping and helping you burn calories.
- Stretch. Simply incorporating movement through stretching throughout the day helps you maintain flexibility and helps to improve body functions.
- Play a Video Game. While video games can sometimes get a bad reputation, active games like the Nintendo Wii require players to use remotes to move and play games such as virtual tennis, bowling, boxing and more.
- Turn Up the Music and Dance. Host your own personal dance party in your living room by turning up your favorite music and moving your body. Dancing burns about 200 calories for every half hour, offering a fun way to get your exercise in.
Discover Active Senior Living at Springpoint
Springpoint introduces you to the opportunities you need to keep moving. The culture at each of our communities revolves around living an active, healthy lifestyle. Through LivWell, our holistic wellness program, wellness is engrained in everything we do. Contact us today to learn more about active lifestyle opportunities in our Life Plan Communities and schedule your personal tour.