It can be hard to get motivated during winter but where do you see your health in the next 10 years? Do you still want to be able to run around with the kids or grandkids and kick a ball?
If the answer is YES.… exercise!
A few weeks ago we discussed the benefits of exercising in Winter, below are different types of exercises and their benefits which are great to add into your routine
- Aerobic exercise
This consists of anything that will get that heart racing. Go for a run, do a dance class, play a soccer game, go for a swim or even do some burpees, if that’s what you prefer… anything that will get your heart racing! This will create an impact upon your stress levels and may also helps decrease some abdominal fat, especially those extra couple of kilos we gain over the cold winter months.
- Resistance training
This is all about strength training. Do some push-ups, sit ups, squats, add a resistance band in or even add some weights. We want to build strength and muscle tone, this will contribute in a positive impact to bone density. This also aids with poor posture especially from our every day postures of sitting in front of the TV, computer and phones, which increases with those movie nights in the colder winter months.
This will help in decreasing resistance in any muscle tissue, it will help improve the performance of day-to-day activities and help with posture and range of motion. This could include doing a yoga class, Pilates or just some basic stretching.
- Balance Training
This is very beneficial for the elderly as it helps with falls prevention! Balance training also helps with the improvement to posture and helps with all different types of sport. This could include walking backwards, standing on one leg and walking heel to toe in a straight line; you could even try it with your eyes closed.
Do you still want to be able to run around with the kids or grandkids and kick a ball? If so, get moving!