It happens every year. As the cold and darkness sets in, fitness can fall by the wayside. But that’s no excuse to let your fitness goals slide. According to Jodie Cesaratto, MPT, MBA, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), you just have to find creative ways to exercise at home.
She suggests trying new exercise apps, walking up and down the stairs, using soup cans as resistance weights and even using housework (such as vacuuming, washing windows and mopping) to get yourself moving.
Cesaratto recommends exercising whenever and wherever you can. “Park in the farthest parking spot, take walking breaks as often as you’re able, dance to your favorite song, get up during commercials and march in place or do jumping jacks,” she says. “Remember that every little bit helps.”