Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It is Too Cold to Exercise Outdoors

What do you do when it is too cold to exercise outdoors?

Everything is relative, so for you "too cold" may be quite warm for someone else...the actual temperature is not the point!

If you feel that it is too cold for you to be exercising outdoors, no matter what the thermometer says, you can modify your routine and safely move your body indoors. Or take the opportunity to "mix it up" and do something completely different!

  • Walk around your house...vary your path to prevent wearing a path in the floor! Be sure to stretch, just because you are indoors does not mean that you don't have to warm up those muscles and tendons! Change your pace, include stairs if you've got 'em.
  • Put on some music and dance, dance, dance! It is a great way to get your heart rate up and move your body. And if you pick a favorite it will put a big smile on your face, too!
  • Put on an exercise DVD and follow along.
  • Practice yoga, breathing exercises or other slower paced movement programs that you might not be able / willing to do outdoors.
Have fun and move!

No comments: