Being active indoors can help you stay fit over the winter

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Winter weather may limit your chances to get outside or get to the gym. But there are still plenty of great ways to get your body moving. Consider the tips below for use at home or work. Of course, talk to your health care provider before beginning any exercise program.

Walk with purpose. When you are moving around the house or the office, you might be amazed how standing up straight and briskly swinging your arms can get your blood pumping. For some strength training lift your knees high as you walk or take the stairs. These movements will help improve your balance and strengthen your legs.

Move while you wait. Think about times in your day when you’re waiting for the microwave to finish, for the coffee to brew or for your computer or printer to start up. These little moments are the perfect time to get a little activity in. Try standing push-ups against a wall or just move around. Stretching is also a great way to pass the time.

Get more ideas about exercises you can do around the house. What else can you think of?

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