CareNow® - July 28, 2015
by CareNow

The urge to get fit is even more prevalent during the summer, as beach season creeps up on us all. However, the heat of summer makes doing any outdoor activity nearly impossible. The activities that keep us fit outdoors during the winter, such as running and outdoor cycling, aren’t as appealing. Finding ways to keep fit indoors can actually be much simpler than you think.

Indoor pools

While outdoor pools are certainly a welcomed sight during summer, an indoor lap pool can be a great place to work out. Swimming is a great way to burn calories efficiently. An added benefit of swimming is that it’s low impact, making it very easy on the joints.

Fitness classes

Most gyms and recreation centers offer group fitness classes. Whether you prefer Zumba, spin or yoga, participating in a group fitness class is a great way to stay motivated while enjoying a nice air conditioner indoors. Classes that incorporate weights, such as a body pump class, are a great way to boost your metabolism and continue burning calories long after your workout.

At-home videos

Videos that can be done at home, such as Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred or Insanity, are a great way to get in a workout without having to leave the comfort of your home. There are many videos available online via YouTube, so you can try different workouts to see what fits you best.

Crossfit

One of the most effective indoor workouts is crossfit. This workout incorporates high intensity movements that get your heart rate racing. Most crossfit gyms have scheduled group workout times, but also offer an open gym so you can work out at your own convenience.

Don’t let the heat of summer keep you from staying fit. Change up your normal workout routine and try something indoors for a change. If you are beginning a new workout regime, it’s important to consult with a doctor first. Contact CareNow if you’re looking to speak with a physician and avoid the waiting room by checking in online!

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.