The haze season is back again with a vengeance – and it is sometimes impossible to go for your outdoor run or cycling session without risking long-term respiratory or lung damage.
However, the haze does not mean that you have to simply sit around and get fat without getting any exercises done. In fact, there are still some interesting and fun indoor workouts that you could give a try – in order to get your daily exercise session but without the negative side effects.
Here are four exercises that you can do.
In Singapore, there are probably plenty of stairs in your office building and even sometimes in or nearby your house. So instead of running on the roads, why not challenge yourself to a vertical marathon – by climbing the stairs and see how far you can go?
Stair climbing is a great heart pumping and adrenaline-inducing indoor workout because it helps to improve your endurance. And with stairs being easily available in Singapore, you do not have to look far to find some stairs to climb. At the same time, it will strengthen the lower body. So after doing stair climbing regularly, you may soon find that road running on flat terrain may become a breeze.
With plenty of indoor rock climbing walls springing up all over Singapore, this is a great way to get an indoor workout, without suffering the effects of the haze.
At the same time, this sport is a great full-body workout that helps to tone both the arm and leg muscles. You will be using plenty of arm strength in order to scale those walls. As well, your balance and leg muscles will be developed when you balance on those narrow rock protrusions on the walls.
In addition, rock climbing is also a challenging and fun sport that requires brainpower as well as brawn, and the adrenaline rush that you get when you reach the top of the wall is completely indescribable.
Contrary to popular belief, this sport is no longer associated with exotic dancers and strippers. It is, in fact, becoming more mainstream and people from all walks of life are picking up pole dancing.
This type of dancing actually helps to improve your overall posture and tones muscles that you never previously thought that you had. As a bonus, it will also help to increase and improve your strength and agility if you do it on a regular basis.
If you feel that simply chugging it out on the exercise bike at the gym all by yourself is too boring to sustain, then you may want to give indoor spinning a try. This is another fast-growing calorie-busting workout that is getting very popular.
For indoor spinning, each session typically lasts an hour and cyclists will listen to a series of heart-pumping catchy tunes. At the same time, they will be engaging in a challenging interval cycling session – that will require them to stand up on their bike and crank up the resistance to the maximum that they can take.
This type of indoor workout is incredibly fun at the same time, because the room resembles a nightclub rather than a cycling studio – with its dimmed lights and exceedingly loud music. Sometimes during group sessions, the spinning instructor may even sing along to the music in order to further pump up the mood. So even though you are getting a great workout, you will not feel that you are working out at all.