Salvere Blog: Snowstorms and Exercise

by Salvere Health and Fitness

So in the Maryland area, we got hit with a nice snowstorm!  YIKES!  It sure looked pretty, but nonetheless several were stuck inside because the conditions were not safe outside. Even though people could not go out to do their normal routines, work, school, gym, etc., there are some benefits to having a snowstorm….you still can get a great workout in….. if you have to go outside and shovel! You knew that was coming.

I know, it’s not ideal for a lot of people, especially if you have a lot to shovel, but it is great to be able to get fresh air and literally use all the muscles in your body to squat, lift, and throw the snow out from in front of your car!  I hope you had good form….I didn’t and felt it a little later on that day!  Hopefully, you stayed hydrated if you were outside for a long period of time.

If you didn’t brave the outdoors, plenty of exercises work well indoors to keep you on track.  We all carry with us the best exercise too around — It’s called your BODY WEIGHT! You can do push ups, squats, lunges, tricep dips, jumping jacks, planks, leg lifts, calf raises….the list can go on and on. Next time mother nature keeps you indoors, try this sample circuit workout — Do each exercise for 20 seconds, rest for 10 and move on to the next exercise. It takes ONLY 4 minutes!

 

Squat
Forward Lunges, alternating legs
Jumping jacks
Push ups
Elbow plank
Jog in place
Dips
Burpees


I
know it may be different than the equipment that you are use to everyday, but it is
good to mix it up, trick the body and do something different from time to time to maximize your weekly workouts!  So, when you get stuck inside for a day or two don’t skip your workouts!  Continue to move your body indoors and make use of your BODY WEIGHT to continue your journey to good health!

 

by Leah Daniels, personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Leah, email her at LeahD@SalvereHealthAndFitness.com or call her at (614) 306-9662.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas!  Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.
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