How To Get Fit and Have Fun At the Same Time
Many Aussies either want to get fit or stay in shape, but so many forms of exercise can be tedious and boring. Going for a lonely jog or doing weights at the gym are fine, but most people wouldn’t consider them to be fun activities.
This article is going to be focusing on a few alternative ways to get fit while having fun at the same time, so let’s get started with some ideas.
Play a Sport
Playing your favourite sport is one of the very best ways to get in shape while also having a great time. For example, if tennis is your thing and you regularly play with friends or as part of a tennis club, when you’re running around chasing that ball, you’re not really thinking about the exertion, but rather the thrill of the game.
The same can be said for just about all sports that require physical activity. The focus is always on the sport and the objective rather than the exercise portion of it.
Getting fit and staying in shape is often a mental battle more than it is a physical one, which is why playing sport is such an effective way of overcoming those mental barriers to physical fitness.
Join a Walking Club
Walking has always been a low impact and popular way to get outdoors, burn a few calories and increase the metabolism. However, after days and days of going for lonely walks around the neighbourhood or in the local park, it can get very mundane and you risk losing enthusiasm for it.
Joining a local walking club is the answer to this dilemma.
When you join a walking club, you get to go on regular walks and hikes with other like-minded people. The good thing about walking is that it’s easy to have a chat while you’re during it, unlike the breathlessness often experienced when trying to run and chat.
Organised walking clubs don’t always follow the same walking routes either, so you’re going to experience a lot more variety and possibly go for long walks through areas that you hadn’t even thought of before.
Walking clubs can be a fun and interactive way to get fit and shed any extra kilos.
Learn How To Dance
There are a number of benefits of learning dance. One is the confidence learning a new skill gives you. Another is the social aspect of being able to dance. A third element of dancing and dance lessons is it’s a fantastic way to get into shape.
Some types of dancing are more active and vigorous than others, but just about all forms of dancing will burn calories, improve your coordination, flexibility, balance and so on. You’ll have loads of fun mastering a new skill while also getting fit in the process.
To find dance classes near you, just go online and do a search. As an example, “dance lessons Sydney”.
Exercise With Your Dog
What dog doesn’t like getting out and about and having fun? You can do so many fun physical activities with your canine companion. Some examples would be going for a walk or a run with your dog, having a swim together, spending time at a dog park, playing Frisbee with your pet, going for hikes together, running around the backyard or park playing games and the list goes on.
The good thing about doing exercise with your dog, is you’ll both be having so much fun that neither of you will be thinking about the stress of physical exercise.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Stand-up paddle boarding has taken Australia by storm in recent years. It’s considered a relaxing and low key way to get some fresh air, sunlight and exercise. While not overly strenuous in calm water, stand-up paddle boarding will build your upper body fitness and strength, improve lower body strength and balance and will also burn a few calories.
Out on the water, you’ll feel extremely relaxed, so it’s just as beneficial for the mind as it is for the body. Anywhere there’s water, there’s bound to be someone hiring stand-up paddle boards.
Getting fit doesn’t have to be boring and mundane or feel like a chore. There are so many fun ways to get some exercise.