This time of year, the heat indexes can make outdoor exercise unsafe, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a couch potato. There are plenty of options for exercising indoors.
The goal is to maintain fitness all year long.
Join a gym or nearby community fitness center. Silver Sneakers fitness program offers free
memberships at participating gyms to seniors through a variety of health plans.
Purchase fitness DVDs and workout in the comfort of home. Invest in fitness equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical machine, stationary bike, or rowing machine.
Here are a few more indoor activities to try:
• Dancing. Swing, Latin and ballroom dancing are
really in right now.
• Swimming or water aerobics
• Pilates, yoga or tai chi
• Rock climbing
• Dog agility (fitness for both you and your pooch)