It can be hard to stay active with your busy schedule, so making it to the gym doesn’t always happen. Getting outside to workout is even harder in the colder months, so how do you stay active when the gym and outside are no gos?
There are many ways to be active while staying in the comfort of your home, or dorm and apartment if you’re a college student. These simple workouts will get you up and moving and give you a quick workout if you can’t make it to the gym or if you’re schedule is too busy.
Even though you may not have the necessary equipment at home, there are still ways to incorporate the vital ingredients of a good workout indoors. The two components of a good indoor workout are to provide some resistance training and cardiovascular work. How can you do that? Easy! Resistance training can be done without any equipment, but if you have dumbbells or elastic bands, those will help, too. It’s important to work your core muscle groups like usual, so make sure your indoor workouts are working your arms, shoulders, core, back, and legs. The other component is cardiovascular exercise, which you can do in a variety of ways. From as simple as walking around your place to doing rapid jumping jacks, any cardio workout that gets your blood pumping is good!
We encourage you to create the best workout for yourself, so we’ll give you some ideas of great indoor workouts.
- Reverse pushups
- Chair dips
- Reverse crunch
- Double crunch
- Bicycle crunch
- Calf raises
These are just some suggestions as you craft your indoor workout. For more details on these exercises, check out this article by Military.com. Now get to working out… indoors!