Oh the weather outside might be frightful or more like mild depending on where you live, but this is the perfect to develop an indoor exercise program. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that adults should have:
- 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity (brisk walking) OR
- 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous intensity aerobic activity (jogging/running) OR
- A combination of moderate and vigorous intensity aerobic activities AND
- Muscle training activities 2 or more days a week
In general if you do not have an electronic piece of gym equipment it might be difficult to reach vigorous intensity aerobic levels. Vigorous intensity aerobic activity brings your heart rate up quite a bit and you are breathing hard and fast. When at the vigorous intensity level you may find it hard to say more than a few words at a time. Consistent movement can get your heart rate up and cause you to break a sweat meeting the qualifications of the moderate intensity activity level using the following techniques and practices.
- Jogging in place
- Weight training
- Dance off
- Workouts featured on Youtube or On Demand
- Interactive video games such as wii fit
How do you stay active indoors?