Indoor Activities To Get You Moving in Bad Weather
Don’t let bad weather prevent you from staying active.
Lousy weather can put a damper on our moods. Sometimes we just want to be outside playing in the sunshine but clouds and rain prevent us from doing so. We may begin to feel like we’re stuck in our house and fall into the misconception that therefore we can’t be active and productive. Just because we can’t get outside though, or aren’t brave enough to trek through the bad weather to make it to the gym, doesn’t mean we have to resort to being lazy and spending the day in our pj’s on the couch. There are tons of things you can do indoors to not only get yourself moving, but to have fun as well – you just have to be creative! Between exercising, rearranging your home, and embracing your inner child for a game day, there are tons of possibilities that require more than just snacking and binge watching your favorite TV show, so don’t let a rainy day indoors go to waste. Next time the weather isn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows try out one of these Indoor Activities To Get You Moving in Bad Weather.
What better way to keep yourself moving in the bad weather than to workout? You can’t avoid exercise with the excuse that it’s so nasty out you don’t want to go to the gym – don’t be lazy! There are tons of workouts you can do in your own home. Whether you follow a workout DVD, check out some videos on YouTube, or come up with your own circuit, anything works! If you’re already in the routine of going to the gym, letting the bad weather stop you from getting a good workout in can ruin that habit, so throw on your favorite workout gear and break a sweat!
Though we think of cleaning as more of a chore than anything, it’s still a way to get moving! I’m sure we all have that one part of our house we’ve been refusing to tackle, such as an overflowing closet, and it’s about time we stop putting it off. This bad weather means we have no more reason to avoid it, since we’re cooped up indoors anyway. Throw your hair up in a messy bun, blast some good music to make it more bearable, and organize that closet like your life depends on it.
Dancing is probably the best (and most fun) thing you can do when you’re cooped up indoors. Dancing gets your blood pumping, your energy rising, and on top of it being super fun to act all silly, it’s a great workout without even seeming like one! Invite some friends or family members over for a huge dance party, or have one on your own. Create a playlist of your favorite upbeat songs, or find one online on Spotify or Soundcloud. Break out your signature moves, break a sweat, and allow yourself to let loose.
Reminisce on when you were a kid and could spend hours a day playing board games. Fun childhood games such as twister and hide and seek will get you up and moving rather than spending the day being lazy on your couch. If neither of those seem appealing to you, try out a game that is perfect for any age, such as charades. Even if these games aren’t too physical, it’s still better than nothing! Let your childish side run free and have some fun.
PLAY WITH YOUR PET
Our pets rely on us more than we know. Without us they wouldn’t know what to do, and they depend on us for many things. Show your furry friend some love and spend the day playing with them. You don’t have to be outside playing fetch or taking them on a walk to get both yours and theirs blood pumping. Grab one of their favorite toys and show them how much they mean to you.
Are you sick of the same old layout of your home? Switch things up and redecorate! Redecorating is fun because not only does it get you up and moving, but it also requires you to get creative. Pick a room you’d like to change up and get to work! This can be as simple as swapping out old pictures in frames or moving a vase from one table to another. It doesn’t have to require extensive lifting or moving of heavy furniture for it to be effective. Use your imagination, get creative, and make your home feel like it’s brand new again.
CLEAN OUT YOUR WARDROBE
I can guarantee you that your closet is filled to the brim, yet most of those items haven’t even seen the light of day in almost a year. Between items going out of style and falling in love with newly bought items you never want to take off, some of our old clothing pieces can get tossed to the side and completely forgotten about. Use this dreary day to take a look through your closet and dresser drawers and find things you no longer wear anymore. After looking them over, decide if they’re items you’d like to sell, donate, repurpose, or throw in the trash.
UPCYCLE YOUR HOME
Crafting can be extremely therapeutic and relaxing, and upcycling your home means not only are you turning your trash into treasure, but you’re getting yourself moving while doing so. You’re bound to have some items here and there around your house that have been sitting there for months getting no love, and you’d be amazed at the awesome things you can create out of items you would have otherwise thrown out. Next time you’re stuck indoors, check out these 33 Impossibly Cute DIY’s You Can Make With Things From Your Recycling Bin for some inspiration!
LEND A HAND AND BABYSIT
Know someone who isn’t lucky enough to be able to stay indoors on a dreary day? I’m sure you could think of someone who could really use your help in watching their kids while they ran some errands, so offer to do so! Watching kids can be a workout in itself since they seem to be balls of energy that never, ever tire out. Get some quality time in with your favorite kiddos and spend the day with them next time the weather isn’t so nice out.
GO ICE SKATING OR ROLLERBLADING
If the weather is nasty out but not bad enough where you’re unable to travel somewhere, try heading to your local ice skating or rollerblading rink. Both of these activities will keep you active and get your blood pumping all while keeping you safe from any bad weather outdoors.