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Three Ways to Workout Without Leaving Home

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3 Ways to Workout in Your Room | Graphic by Grace Merkle | The Wright State Guardian

Exercise is scientifically proven to improve mental health, but with the winter weather setting in it can be difficult to get to the gym. It is easy to beat the winter blues and get a workout in while staying home with a little bit of creativity. 

Dance it out 

Dancing is an easy and fun way to get your body moving and it can be done without leaving the house. There are several channels on YouTube that provide guided dance workouts. 

MadFit is a popular fitness Youtuber with videos for all experience levels. Some of her most popular videos are her dance workouts. Her dance workouts range from three to fifteen minutes and include popular music such as One Direction and Dua Lipa. 

The Fitness Marshall is another popular fitness Youtuber that focuses on fun and easy dance workouts. All of The Fitness Marshall’s videos are easy to keep up with and he even includes different experience levels in the same video with backup dancers. 

Yoga for a healthy body and mind 

Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and fight the winter blues and is a low-impact workout. There are hundreds of yoga videos on YouTube to fit any mood. 

The channels Yoga with Adriene and Yoga with Bird both post yoga videos that range in length and experience level. There are videos for morning yoga, bedtime yoga, stress relief yoga and almost any other goal or mood. 

Get creative 

If students prefer working out at their own pace and not by following a video, there are other ways to exercise at home. Doing bicep curls or weighted squats with a backpack full of books can be an easy way to strength train without weights. Another way to get exercise at home is by playing with pets.

Alexis Wisler

Managing Editor