6 Tips for Walking Indoors in the Winter
Winter need not be an excuse to stop walking and exercising. Walking is one way to lose weight that anybody can do. Here are six ideas for indoor walking, so you can still burn those calories and get fit on the coldest, darkest days.
Ways to Walk Indoors at Home
Hands down, the easiest ,most convenient and cheapest way to walk indoors is to do it in your home.
March or Walk in Place
This one might sound boring, at first. But there are plenty of ways to make it more exciting.
You can watch your favorite TV or Netflix shows while walking in place. And if you tell yourself you’re only allowed to watch those shows while walking, you’ll quickly get into a walking habit.
Walk Around Your House
Set your own pace by walking around your house if you’ve got a big enough place. :Loop through rooms, around tables and furniture. You can even pick things up and tidy as you go along.
A tidy house after a workout? Sounds like a match made in heaven.
Don’t Forget the Stairs
Walking around the house is even better if you have stairs. Go up and down the stairs — carefully, of course. Go up two at time if you can, to really get your heart pumping.
Create a Circuit To Burn Even More Calories
You can even do circuit training around your house if you want to take your workout up a notch.
Designate each room with one particular exercise and do each exercise as you walk from room to room.
An example of an indoor circuit would be:
Walk to kitchen and do 10 push ups against the counter.
Walk to the living room and do 10 squats to couch.
Walk to the bedroom and do 10 crunches on the bed.
Walk to the front door and do 10 jumping jacks.
Walk around the house a few times, and then start the circuit again.