When ice and snow or lack of transportation keeps you home, there are still many ways to exercise, though exercising is easier with a distraction. If possible, exercise with another person, even if you're both doing a different workout. Lift soup cans in front of the TV or stretch and do resistance exercises to music or books on tape. Walk laps through your home with a walker or manual wheelchair. If these aren't options for you, make sure to check with an information specialist at NCHPAD (NCPAD
, 800-900-8086) to learn what exercises are beneficial to you. Books on calisthenics or armchair yoga and various others are easy to find, or look for an exercise program on public TV. Resolve to exercise first thing in the morning to get it out of the way. Pretty soon, you'll notice that you have more stamina and less fatigue as a result of exercising!