Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get yourself in better shape—now there’s only one barrier: doing it. That can be a challenge for many, especially for those who are starting out during the coldest time of the year.
However, winter is actually a great time to get out there and push yourself a little bit (within reason), as you likely won’t overheat as quickly as you might during hot summer months. Here are seven winter exercise tips to consider whether you’re exercising outdoors or indoors until the spring sun arrives…
1. Get Some Home Equipment
If you have a treadmill stashed away in a closet somewhere, winter is the time to pull it out, according to WebMD.com. That’s because while many people go to the gym religiously without fail, some can face a zap of energy due to darkness in the morning and early evening when they trek to another location for a workout.
It doesn’t have to be a treadmill—you can also use any other piece of home equipment like a stair climber or stationary bike, adds the source. While many gyms have music or television available while you exercise, you can do the same for yourself at home, it adds.