May 16, 2017

How to Have Fun While Getting in Shape


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Experts are always talking about the importance of including exercise in our everyday life as a lifestyle choice, as one of the best ways to keep ourselves healthy, happier and less stressed. You know this already, you've probably known this for a long time and yet, you still struggle to make time for exercise, not because you don't have time but probably because you approach it as another boring task you have to check off your list.

Making exercise a part of your life doesn't mean you have to be super disciplined, rather, it is about finding an activity you absolutely love and doing it often. This is the only way you can consistently move your body. There are so many ways you can get in shape while having fun and the following are a few ones you can try.

Find a sport you love

Which sport have you dreamt of playing professionally as a kid? Whether that's football or volleyball, boxing or karate, find a class or a group that you can join to lose weight while doing what you love.

Video games with a twist

If you are obsessed with video games, then use them to move your body instead of just spending hours on the sofa. Find video games that will get you moving like Pokemon Go but don't forget to stay safe when running about outside as these games have caused injuries!

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Sporty dates

The dating game can make you pile up the pounds, especially if dinners and cocktails are on the menu. Do something different the next time you are going on a date like taking a walk in the park or a hike with your date to get to know each other in a different environment.

Go for bliss

When it’s balance and peacefulness you want more in your life, to contrast your bustling day-to-day life, then try a softer, more centering workout like yoga. The latter has a slew of benefits, including helping us to ease anxiety, so the next time you want a workout that nurtures your soul, try a yoga class or find a video online.

Go wild

When you want to nurture your wild side, find activities that will give you an adrenaline rush. Go canoeing and explore mysterious caves, rock climb outside in the highest spots and find other high gear activities so you can never get bored of exercising.

Bring out your inner kid

Exercise should make you feel happy and relaxed and one way to do this is by letting your inner kid out. Activities like jumping rope or twisting the hula hoop; playing laser tag or paintball are all ways you can workout while having a laugh.

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Find a workout buddy

It is much easier to exercise when you are joined by someone else. Having a workout buddy means there is someone there to push you, someone to talk to and someone to make the time pass quickly. Getting a friend to join you for long walks, your partner or getting the whole family in on the action will turn exercise from being a task to a social event.

At the end of the day, exercise is about making you feel your best, so you can't go for a workout that makes you feel miserable or bored because you will stop doing it. Always go for something you love doing, only then will working out sound good to you, no matter how tired or busy you are.

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