Stay Active Indoors

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It’s that time of year again – the days have shortened and the cold is increasing. But just because it’s not as much fun to be outside doesn’t mean you have to give up physical activity! Here are some ways you can stay active and stay indoors.

Join Firm Fitness

The most obvious answer is to join Firm Fitness, OLBH’s community wellness facilities with convenient locations on both the hospital campus in Bellefonte Pavilion  and in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Both the OLBH and Wheelersburg locations offer a large variety of cardiovascular equipment and dedicated weight lifting areas. Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion also offers two racquetball courts, a half basketball court and male and female sauna and steam rooms as well as free classes with membership and access to personal training. For more information, contact Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion at (606) 324-0339 or Bellefonte Physical Therapy & Firm Fitness of Wheelersburg at (740) 981-3370.

Clean

Deep cleaning your house can work up a sweat! Climb (safely) on ladders to dust the tops of your cabinets. Move the furniture and vacuum underneath it. If you have younger kids, make it a game to see how quickly you can clean up their room or playroom. Squatting and reaching adds up to a lot of full-body movement.

Decorate

Decorate! Go up to the attic and get your favorite pieces down. You can decorate for a religious holiday, your annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, or just for winter in general. Hang up twinkle lights and put out a festive flag. If your balance is unsteady, skip the ladders and decorate things you can reach from the ground.

Dance

Have a dance party! Bounce around the house to your favorite tunes. Invite your friends over to rock out to your high school favorites, or get your kids (of all ages) involved.

Talk to your doctor before you begin a new exercise program.