7 Winter Exercises To Stay Active This Holiday Season

7 Winter Exercises To Stay Active This Holiday Season -min

Too cold to workout outside and don’t want to get a gym membership? Try some of these winter workouts to stay in shape without having to leave the house!

Full body workout

Burpee

It might not be anyone’s favorite exercise, but it is undoubtedly one of the most effective. Start in a low squat position with your hands on the floor. Then kick your feet back into a push-up position

Do a quick push-up, then go back to the squat position. Jump as high as you can before moving back to a squat. Repeat in intervals of 10.

Plank

Lie face down with your forearms on the floor and your hands clasped. Fully extend your legs and rise up on your toes. Keeping your back completely straight and tighten your core. Stick with it for as long as you can, or try it in 30 to 60 second periods. 

Stair climb with biceps curl

Have stairs in your house? This is the perfect exercise for you!  Grab some dumbbells or a heavy household object and quickly walk up and down the stairs. While your moving, keep raising and lowering the object you’re carrying. Just be careful not to fall!

Legs

Wall sit

Get into a sitting position, with your back against a wall instead of in a chair. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor, your knees straight above your ankles, and your back is completely straight. Hold for 60 seconds, or until your legs hurt too much to keep going. If you want to make it a more full-body workout, add some bicep curls to the mix!

Lunge

Stand with your feet set comfortably apart below your hips, with your hands on your hips. Take a step forward and slowly lower your body until your back knee is almost touching the floor. Move forward with your opposite foot and take another slow step. 

Arms

Diamond push-up

Push-ups might already be a workout, but with a simple trick, you can work your arms out even more! Assume a normal push-up position, but move your hands so that your thumbs and index fingers are touching each other (making a diamond shape). Then do pushups! You should find that this slight change adds a lot of extra emphasis on your arms.

Arm circles

While you might remember this workout from PE class, it is a simple and effective one. Stand up and extend your arms straight out. Then slowly make circles about a foot wide for 20 to 30 seconds. Then go the other direction and repeat the exercise.