Staying active through exercise throughout the week is one of the activities I do for my Winter Wellness Workout this season. I believe that it can improve my overall wellness, including a healthy body and state of mind, and have a positive, direct and long term benefits on my everyday life, not just for this winter, but in all seasons.
The following physical activities are great for beginners, to more advanced seasoned fitness fanatics:
- Muscle strengthening (resistance and strength training) twice a week - strength training exercises work your muscles by applying a resistance against which the muscles need to exert a force. As a beginner, I've adopted a strength training program that involves 8 to 10 exercises that work the major muscle groups of the body. I just do it at home with a pair of dumbbells.
- Aerobic exercise (cardio training) including walking, jogging, zumba, cycling 3-4 times a week.
- I've also started the total body boot camp workout & cardio workshop with FitnessBlender through their youtube videos. They also have bodyweight workouts, HIIT, Pilates, yoga, circuit training, stretching, and more; workout videos for literally every fitness level, including very beginner to incredibly advanced.