3 exercise solutions for wet weather
While some parts of Australia manage to stay dry year-round, many of us live in areas that get chilly and wet during winter.
When it's raining outside, it can be hard to find the motivation to brave the elements for a walk, run or cycle.
However, there are still plenty of ways you can keep up your fitness during this season. Here are three of them.
Dance along to a workout DVD
Whether it's dance, boxing, yoga or aerobics, a workout DVD can keep you fit – and you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home.
Pick your favourite type of exercise and grab a DVD from the local store then get your groove on.
You can also find many different kinds of workouts online on websites such as YouTube, so you'll never run out of new moves to learn or exercises to try.
Work on your calisthenics
What are calisthenics? These are weight-bearing or resistance training exercises.
Push ups, sit ups, lunges and squats all fall into this category and can be done anytime, anywhere.
If it's too rainy or cold for you to face leaving the house, jump into your exercise gear and perform some of these activities instead.
Mix up your weight bearing exercises with some jumping jacks or running on the spot, sure to help get that heart pumping, all within the comfort of your home.
Give skipping a go
Skipping using a rope is a great form of exercise and it doesn't take much. All you need is a space wide enough that your rope won't get caught on anything, and voila! You have an amazing cardiovascular workout that you don't even have to leave the house for.
Next time you're considering putting off your workout during the rain, just think of these handy tips!