During the winter months, it’s as important as ever to maintain your health and wellness. Though it can be easy to bundle up on the couch, exercising in the winter is essential for your physical and mental health. Research shows that exercising can help reduce colds, burn off unwanted weight, improve sleep, and help boost serotonin levels. Even though winter brings cold, short days, there are plenty of indoor alternatives to outdoor exercise activities – and you won’t even have to leave the house!
Download A Fitness App
One of the easiest ways to workout in the winter is to workout at home. With smartphones, free fitness apps, and smart TVs, this has become even easier. Here are the free fitness apps we recommend:
- FitOn Workouts & Fitness Plans (iOS) (Android)
- Nike Training Club (iOS) (Android)
- Daily Yoga (iOS) (Android)
- Sweat: Fitness App for Women (iOS) (Android)
Another completely free option, if you don’t mind advertisements, is streaming fitness videos from YouTube! There are endless free workout videos on YouTube and it’s so simple to use. Simply place your phone somewhere you can see it, use the YouTube app on your TV, or cast the YouTube video you’re watching to your TV. From HIIT workouts to Zumba, YouTube has a video for everything.
Paid Workout Programs
While there are many free options out there, some may prefer the consistency and personalization of paid workout programs. Some examples of paid workout programs you can stream at home include:
The cost of these programs can range, but they are usually less expensive than joining a local gym or fitness studio. The best part is you can do them all at home using equipment or your own bodyweight.
Exercising is the best way to stay in shape and keep your body healthy – no matter what age you are. An activity as simple as going for a walk can lower your blood pressure, help decrease your chance of heart disease, strengthen your muscles, and the list goes on. Along with eating a well balanced diet, working out is the key to a long, happy life.
Please let us know if we can give you any other health tips or if you have questions about your current health insurance. We want to make sure you and your family are healthy and have the best coverage possible. Get your free quote today or call me at 574-306-2028.