If you like to workout in the sunshine, what do you do when the rain descends? Do you curl up in a ball, eating ice cream, waiting for the sun to reappear? If so, you might be waiting for a very long time depending on where you live and the time of year. Instead of sulking, why not try something new? There are plenty of ways to get exercise inside or outside on a rainy day. Try one of these 5 simple and fun ideas to get moving!
Mall Fitness Therapy
Malls aren’t just good for shopping, they are also underutilized, fully enclosed, indoor walking tracks. If you like to walk but don’t want to get wet, drive to your nearest mall, put on your walking shoes, then walk around for an hour. You’ll probably go around 3 miles and burn close to 400 calories.
Splash Like a Kid
Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy splashing in a puddle from time to time. Put on your rain jacket or grab an umbrella, then take off around your neighborhood. If you see a puddle, go ahead and indulge yourself!
When was the last time you completely let go of all your inhibitions? If it was nearly a decade ago during your wild college days, it’s been too long. If the rain is keeping you down, put on some comfy clothes, your favorite dance play list, and start shaking your booty! It could end up being the most fun workout you’ve ever had.
Instead of avoiding getting wet, jump right in. Find a local YMCA or pool and do as many laps as you can. Swimming is one of the bet overall body workouts you can get.
In many areas of the country, trails are covered by a thick layer of trees that protect you from the rain. If you live by one of these trails, it’s a good place to hike when the rain is pouring down. You might even enjoy hiking to the sound of rain bouncing off the leaves.