Brighten up rainy days with indoor activities
Stretches of spring showers can be a drag—time to grab the umbrella again? They can also make it less motivating to move your body and get your heart rate up, which are encouraged as part of Slimming World’s approachable activity program, called Body Magic. If a rainy day is keeping you inside, there are still easy, doable ways to stay active. Read on for five ways to boost your energy and enjoy physical activity with your family or friends that will leave you feeling great.
- Hit the mall. Instead of texting back and forth to catch up with a friend, consider a trip to the mall together for a walk and talk. Grab an Americano with skim milk or cup of tea and walk briskly for 30 minutes, then check out the stores for a little power shopping to go with your power walking.
- Play at the trampoline park. You’ve bowled with your family before, but have you ever gone trampolining together? There are more and more trampoline play spaces opening up around the country, with options for children and adults.
- Try an exercise class at home. You don’t need to go to the gym or even go outside to be active. YouTube is filled with free workout classes, ranging from 10 minutes all the way up to an hour. If you’re new to activity, search for beginner workouts to ease into it.
- Clean the house. Spring cleaning is a great way to get a little movement going on an inside day! Put on some music, and add some gusto to your window washing, mopping, or tub scrubbing—all activities that can work your body from head to toe.
- Have a dance party. Clear the living room floor, cue your favorite playlist, and dance with your family. Show off some of your favorite moves from high school dances—now just might be the time to bust out your Macarena skills! The point is to get silly, get your blood flowing, and enjoy busting a move together.
If you’re planning to start a new exercise program, it’s always a good idea to check with your health care provider first—especially if you have an existing health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.