Aerobic Exercises You Can Do Indoors

As fall and winter close in on us, going for those long brisk walks, jogs and runs outside look less and less appealing don’t they? Many people do a great job over the summer of getting into good aerobic shape and melting off the fat, then the colder weather moves in and the weight slowly starts to creep back on to your body. Not good!

Keeping aerobic activity going over the cooler months can help you keep off those extra pounds, especially when it is needed most (around the holidays) and when sitting inside is so appealing. Keeping active in the winter months will also help you to not be de-motivated when the spring and summer months roll back around – because you will already be in shape, both physically and aerobically!

Aerobic Exercises You Can Do Indoors
Probably one of the best pieces of equipment that any health conscience person can have is a treadmill. Treadmills have come down greatly in cost over the years, they no longer cost thousands of dollars and you can buy them at large supermarkets like Costco or Walmart for a few hundred dollars. You can also buy nice treadmills online for a few hundred dollars ($300-$500) that will last for years to come. When doing any aerobic exercise try to do them for 15 minutes or more, including on a treadmill.

Besides walking or running on a treadmill there are a ton of other exercises you can do. For variety you can alternate a couple or few of these exercises 30 seconds at a time, totaling up to 15 minutes. Here are the aerobic activities I would recommend:

  • Jogging/Marching in Place
  • Squats
  • Side Lunges
  • Jump Rope
  • Jump Squats
  • Burpees
  • Walking Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Push-ups
  • Crunches/Side Crunches
  • Jumping Jacks

 

An example of a 20 minute indoor workout would be:

  • Jogging/Marching in Place (warm up for three minutes)
  • Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Walking Lunges (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Squats (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Walking Lunges (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Squats (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Mountain Climbers (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Walking Lunges (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Burpees (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (30 seconds)
  • Mountain Climbers (30 seconds)
  • Burpees (30 seconds)
  • Walking Lunges (30 seconds)
  • Jogging/Marching in Place (cool down for three minutes)

Doing a routine like this may seem a little intimidating at first, but after you do it a couple of times it will become easier and easier. Although doing aerobics indoors may not be as appealing as walking or running outside, I promise you it is much more appealing than starting over from scratch on your body come spring, and undoing all of the progress you have made – or worse, going backwards from where you began!

I hope that you found this blog helpful!

WENDYSIGNATURE

 

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