4 Healthy Things to Do When You’re Snowed In
Often, lots of hot chocolate and time spent snuggled under a cozy comforter comes to mind when the snow has forced you to stay inside, but if you’re working on creating healthy habits, you have other options.
Check out these four healthy snow day activities that you can do on your own or with your family!
1. Clean Out Your Pantry
While it may not be a particularly fun activity, organizing your pantry and getting junk food out of the house can be extremely beneficial to your health. One of the main issues we see with people who crave junk food is that it’s always readily available in their homes.
If you’re someone who struggles with eating junk food, ensure you don’t grab an unhealthy midnight snack by taking those unhealthy foods out of the equation.
2. Meal Prep for the Week
If you haven’t tried meal prepping yet, a snow day is the perfect time to start! Aside from having readily available meals, meal prepping typically costs less, takes less time, and eliminates the stress of coming up with a different meal every day. Here are a few examples of meals that can be prepped ahead of time:
- Overnight oats
- Chicken, rice, and vegetable bowls
- Chicken salad or tuna salad wraps
- Loaded sweet potatoes
The options are truly endless when it comes to meal prep, and if you need help determining what foods to eat, think about getting a nutrition coach!
If you’re someone who can’t stand leftovers, you can still prep all of your food once or twice a week so that it’s ready to cook on the stove or throw in the oven!
Many people find it difficult to make time for meditation in their daily life. Whether they’re busy rushing off to work, getting kids ready for school, or hanging out with their family after work, it can be tough to fit it into your schedule.
Luckily, snow days provide you with a bit of extra time during the day. Even if you just use the 15 minutes typically reserved for your morning commute to meditate, you’ll feel much more relaxed and in tune with your body throughout the day.
4. Try Some At-Home Workouts
On snow days, it’s usually not possible to make it to the gym, but at-home workouts can be just as effective. Whether you’re running in place or doing circuits with just your bodyweight, you’ll be able to get in a great workout without leaving the comfort of your home.
Here are some simple exercises you can combine to create a circuit for yourself:
- Jumping jacks
- Jump squats
- Mountain climbers
- Push ups
Try combining 3-4 exercises, doing each one for 30 seconds, taking a 30 second break after the last exercise of the circuit, and then doing two more rounds. Doing these intervals will get your heart rate up and provide an excellent workout.
If you’re unsure where to start with at-home workouts, think about getting a trainer! Here at Cause and Effects, we can give you a detailed plan and teach you fun, new exercises you can do at home to help you reach your individual goals! Reach out today for a free consultation!