Tips for Staying Active During the Winter
We all know how important it is to stay active, whether that means walking around your neighborhood, playing sports, or going to the gym regularly. No matter what you enjoy doing, keeping your muscles moving and your heart pumping is vital to staying healthy and fit. In Chicago, this can be easy during the spring, summer, and even fall. However, once winter arrives the frigid temperatures can make staying active a lot harder for many people.
Not only is being out in the cold uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous. Taking a walk or going for a run means you may risk slipping on the ice. Outdoor swimming and beach activities are impossible during the wintertime, and other things such as baseball and group classes at public parks are stalled until spring.
To stay fit and healthy this winter season, keep reading for some tips from the team at Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers.
Tips to Stay Fit This Winter Season
Use the time you are stuck inside wisely- clean house! Completing chores you have been putting off for weeks or months can be completed now that we are spending most of our time indoors.
Sign up for a live Zoom class, or follow workout videos you find on platforms such as YouTube and Instagram. Online exercise videos can teach you any number of great workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home, such as yoga, dancing, and strength building exercises.
Look for volunteer opportunities that will give you a reason to get out of the house, be social, and help you stay active this winter season. Helping others while also taking care of your body can be quite rewarding.
Watch the Weather
You can still enjoy the outdoors during the winter months, but it will be easier if you pay attention to weather forecasts and prepare accordingly. Go for nature walks, but make sure there won’t be an excessive amount of ice on the ground, and dress appropriately for the weather. You can also invest in portable body warmers, such as HotHands, to stay safe and warm while spending time outdoors.
Find Yoga Classes in West Loop or other areas of Chicagoland and get to stretching! Yoga helps strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility. You can even take part in Hot Yoga, a great winter exercise for those looking to really warm up this winter!
Physical Therapy in Skokie & Chicago
Staying active as the temperatures drop will help you feel healthier and more energetic, even if the weather makes you want to sleep until spring. Get creative and stay healthy with at-home exercises, and other physical challenges.
Make an appointment with Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers today if you need some help staying active this winter. Our team is always here to make sure you stay healthy and fit, no matter how cold it is outside.
Additionally, if you are suffering from chronic pain, an injury, or muscle stiffness, we offer a number of treatment options.