When the winter snow starts flying and the weather makes it tough to drive to the gym or exercise outside, you can always get a great workout done at home!
Even if the weather is great but you’re short on time, a quick workout at home beats not exercising at all.
We’ve compiled a list of a few great winter workouts you can do at home that fit your needs: stress relieving yoga routines, quick home workouts, and knee-friendly home workouts.
Stress Relieving Yoga Workouts
If the holidays and winter have you stressed out, then make sure you take some time to breathe deeply, move, and stretch. Yoga workouts are also perfect for doing at home because most of them only require a mat!
Here are some good at-home yoga routines and poses that will help you to relax, unwind, and reduce stress this winter:
5 Relaxing yoga Poses to Reduce Stress (photo above)
Yoga Journal recommends these 9 Poses to “avoid stiffness, stagnant energy, and lethargy,” which people often feel when they’re trapped inside during the winter months. Try these yoga poses to snap out of the winter doldrums and boost your energy and circulation.
Quick Home Workouts
If you only have a few minutes to spare, getting a short workout done is better than not working out at all! The following workouts are time-friendly, can be completed in 20 minutes or less, and can be done anywhere, so these are even great if you’re traveling.
20-Minute Home AMRAP Workout (photo above)
Quickie Home Cardio Workout (image above)
Knee Friendly Home Workouts
If your exercise choices are limited by knee problems, you’re not alone! Studies estimate that 26% of adults have chronic knee pain. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t workout, you just have to be careful about the exercises you choose.
Here are some workouts that are knee friendly and have limited or minimal amounts of jumping, squats, lunges or other exercises that can be problematic for bad knees.
Select a workout that’s best for you based on your time, mood and physical health. You can mix up workouts and combine them in different combinations for variety’s sake. The important thing is that as long as you commit to exercising regularly, you’re on the right track.
– Sarah Parker, ACE Health Coach, ACSM cPT