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5 items for your wish list for a more active holiday season

Published in Weight Management Author: Alyssa Monson, Registered Dietitian

CentraCare Weight Management

In Minnesota, going out of the house can be downright painful during the cold winter months. Add these items to your wish list for your own mini home gym!

  1. Resistance bands: Resistance bands allow to complete a variety of exercises for all muscle groups. Get a few different resistances to allow you to combine them to get your perfect level.
  2. Stability ball: A stability ball can be used for a variety of exercises. You can also use it as a chair to keep your core active while working or relaxing. Make sure to get a size that is appropriate for your height.
  3. Fitness tracker: There are quite a few different options to choose from. Make sure to do your research to find one that will fit your exercise routine the best. Many include nutrition tracking platforms and a way to connect with your friends. You can challenge each other to be more active.
  4. Exercise/yoga mat: Yoga mats allow you to do a variety of exercises while protecting your skin from floor burns or bruises.
  5. Medicine ball: Medicine balls allow you to add more resistance to a variety of exercises. Make sure to get a weight that adds some resistance. But it shouldn’t be so heavy that it causes bad form.