4 Simple Exercises To Do During A Snowstorm
Don't let mother nature slow you down this winter. Before the temperatures really drop and inclement weather sets in, make a plan for those days when it's just too cold and snowy to exercise outdoors. You may just want to lay back down, get under the blankets and drink hot cocoa until the storm blows over, but that can wait until after you've done your daily exercise. So clip on your nuyu™ Activity Tracker and try out these simple indoor exercises.
Most people think they can do a proper crunch, but poor form can lead to strained back and neck muscles. To perform a crunch, lay flat on your back with your knees bent. Keep your feet about a foot from the back of your thighs. With hands on the back of your head and your elbows pointed outwards, exhale and use your core muscles to pull your torso upwards. Don't strain your neck. Inhale as you lower yourself slowly. That's all there is to it.
This is another simple exercise that could easily lead to strain or injury if you have poor form. Get into a plank position with your hands on the floor and your fingers pointed outward. You should feel a slight tension in your core muscles. Bend your elbows while keeping your body rigid and your head straight. Using your arms only, press downward to raise yourself again. Repeat this 20 times or until you get tired.
3. Y Squat
To give your legs a great workout, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and raise your arms above your head, in the form of a Y. Squat until your thighs and the floor are parallel. Hold this position for one second, then slowly stand again. Don't bounce on your heels, or it'll cause undue stress on your ankles. Repeat this 20 times in a set.
4. Third Warrior
This yoga pose is great for maintaining your balance and working your legs. Start by standing with your feet together. Lift one leg backwards, pointing your toes as you do so. Then lean your torso forward until your leg and torso are even with each other. Keep your arms held backwards, toward your extended leg. Hold this for 15 seconds, slowly return to a standing position, and repeat with your other leg.