Too lazy to go for aerobics in winter? Try this home workout routine

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Jumping rope is an effective and easy exercise that can be done at home

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The winter season is in full swing. This means that most of us want to stay in bed and avoid going out. Many of us end up skipping our workouts and even start overeating in the winter months. Although overeating in the winter months is a biological reaction, it doesn’t make it okay.

This change in diet combined with a lack of exercise can lead to weight gain and expose you to a variety of diseases. Thus, it is important to follow your workout routine even in the winter season. While getting out of the house may seem difficult, you can ensure better health by exercising at home. Let’s discuss some easy exercises at home that will help you stay on track in winters.

Weight loss tips: Here are the exercises to do at home this winter:

1. Jump rope

Jumping rope is one of the most popular exercises. This easy-to-do, inexpensive, and effective exercise ensures a good full-body movement workout. It is easy to do and can be mastered with practice. You just need a skipping rope, which you can order online or find at a sports store.

2. Dance

For this aerobic training, no formal dance studio is required. Set up an impromptu dance session in the middle of your living room by gathering your friends, moving the furniture around, and playing some music.

3. Yoga

Yoga is a soothing, year-round type of exercise that can be done anywhere in the home, including the bedroom, living room, or kitchen. Yoga can be used first thing in the morning to help you wake up gradually and prepare your body for the day. If you’re new to yoga, sign up for a basic-level class or find online resources to learn more about asanas and meditation.

4. Resistance bands workout

Resistance training with bands is another fitness trend that is effective, easy to understand, ideal for many different fitness levels, and requires only a minimal investment in equipment. In fact, studies have shown that resistance band training regimens increase muscle strength and size and reduce body fat in a manner quite similar to free weight training programs.

5. Pilates

Similar to yoga, Pilates exercises can be performed at home. Pilates is one exercise regimen you can follow to strengthen your abdominal muscles and enhance flexibility. Its moves are meant to train your body (with a focus on your core) and promote balance, and can be adapted to cater to any fitness level.

6. Tai Chi

In slow motion, what appears to be a martial art is actually a low-impact practice that has its origins in ancient China. Deep breathing exercises and slow movements are combined in Tai Chi. It works especially well to realign the mind. The benefits of tai chi are numerous and come in a nimble package. It can promote balance, reduce anxiety and stress levels, relieve back pain, and promote cardiovascular health.

These comprehensive exercises will ensure that you get enough exercise without having to leave your house in such cold weather.

Disclaimer: This content including tips provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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