Life is busy and we all have things to do. So in order to keep on the right track to fitness during the colder months – you’ve got to make it a priority to adhere to your wellness goals no matter what. After all, the real challenge isn’t necessarily a physical one - it’s mentally finding the time (and strength) to fit it all in. Try these five exercise tips to help beat the Winter workout blues.
1. WALK THIS WAY
Either on your trusty treadmill or on the path, revamp your routine by adding sprints, hills, lunges or kneeups to your regular stroll. Walking at five miles per hour burns as many calories as jogging at the same pace. Step up your routine and you’ll burn close to 300 calories or more in 40 minutes.
2. ADD CIRCUIT TRAINING TO THE MIX
When time is tight, circuit training is the perfect solution. Moving quickly between sets keeps your heart rate up, allowing you to reap the benefits of cardiovascular training while working your muscles. Try a three-day routine rotating workouts for upper body, lower body and cardio.
3. THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Want a new way to work the mind, body and soul? Pilates will help you relieve stress, strengthen and lengthen muscles, increase flexibility, balance and coordination, as well as help prevent injury. The new Basic Pilates 2nd Edition DVD from STOTT PILATES® is great for beginners who want to work out at home.