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Beating the winter blues with activity

The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and before we know it the snow will be falling. We all know how easy it is to fall out of a regular exercise routine when the winter weather comes, often leading us to feel groggy and worn down. Listed below are 3 activities that can be done at home to keep you in shape and keep your body moving.

  1. Yoga. There are many free videos on Youtube for at-home yoga. Grab a mat or find a carpeted area within your home and follow along! Don't know where to start? Search "Yoga with Adriene" and select f rom one of her many videos catered to all age groups and abilities.
  2. Step challenge. Challenge your friends or family members to a step competition. Set a goal for daily or weekly steps and use your phone or a wearable fitness tracker to track your steps. Winner gets bragging rights!
  3. Cardio and strength circuit. Find some space and perform a circuit consisting of different cardiovascular and strengthening exercises. Some ideas for exercises are as follows: 
  • Air squats
  • Jumping jacks
  • Jogging in place
  • Wall or table pushups
  • Bicep curls with weights or water bottles/cans of soup
  • Wall sits

Remember, it's better to move a little than to not move at all! Find activities that you enjoy and challenge yourself to get into a normal exercise routine during those cold winter months. As always, you can contact our PT's at Agape to answer any questions or to discuss any aches or pains that may arise!

Kate Cox, PT, DPT
Assistant Clinic Coordinator
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Hi my name is Kate Cox and I have been working for Agape since graduating from Nazareth College in May of 2017. I started with Agape as a student in January 2017 and was fortunate enough to be able to begin my career here. I have had clinical experiences working in many different settings with patients of all ages and I enjoy interacting with my patients. In my free time I like to cook, run, kayak, and explore new places around Rochester. I take pride in being able to connect with my patients and help them return to activities that they enjoy. I look forward to working with you!