Self-Care: Staying Active when the Temperatures Dip
We all know that self-care is essential to handling the stress and strain of life in the pandemic. Getting a regular massage at Spa Space of Chicago is definitely one way to care for yourself. Staying active and exercising is another.
If you are like us, you have probably been out walking the dog, meeting friends at the park or just stretching your legs and getting some fresh air on your lunch break. Being able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors has been such a blessing during these challenging times.
But, in case you hadn’t noticed, the temperatures are starting to drop. And going for a long walk might not be as pleasant in the middle of a Chicago winter as it was in the summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the health (physical and mental!) benefits of exercise.
There are ways besides shoveling snow to burn some calories and release some endorphins when the weather is just too cold to even think about going outside unless you absolutely have to. It doesn’t have to be trendy, it doesn’t even have to be pretty! Just find something that works for you and get up out of your chair.
Here are 2 ideas to get you started:
1 – Take the Stairs
You might not be able to get to the Stairmaster at the gym, but that’s not a problem if you have stairs in your house, your apartment building or even where you work.
2 – Let the Music Move You
The roads are too icy for dancing in the street, but there’s got to be some room somewhere in your home for you to bust a move. Put on the music you love and sway, salsa, twist or shake and shimmy. You’ll get your blood flowing and chances are you’ll put a smile on your face.
If you have indoor activities that are part of your self-care regimen, let us know. Here at Spa Space, voted the best spa in Chicago, we always love trying out new ideas.