There are some people who simply love exercise. They find it enjoyable to stretch their body out in preparation for a run around the park or on the treadmill and feel the endorphin rush after they’re done. The only problem with that is not everyone feels that way. The actor John Travolta is certainly one famous person who has commented that he doesn’t like to exercise conventionally as he finds the gym too monotonous.
Here are a few ideas about how to stay fit when you’re a gal who doesn’t dig sweaty sessions in the gym.
Playing Tennis or Badminton
While you may not like going for a run, playing a social game of tennis or badminton with friends or family is an enjoyable activity for everyone. It’s a little sneaky because there’s a great deal of running, walking, dipping, stretching, and resting between sets. You certainly get a good workout in when you play a few games and you don’t notice you’re doing it because these games aren’t classified as “exercise.”
Now all you have to do is find a willing partner to play with. Consider inviting your buddies along or put together a couples’ match. Try to match the teams to make it competitive and fair; this way you’ll enjoy the match more and get the heart rate up at the same time.
Walking or Running with Fido
You may have noticed, but most dog owners aren’t stuck on the sofa all day. This is especially true if they have a dog breed that’s particularly active like Spaniels, German Shepherds, and Border Collies. Taking the opportunity to walk the dog more often is likely to get no complaints from your best buddy, but as your four-legged friend gets older you may notice they’re struggling to be as active.
There’s a fairly new pet supplement available that’s worth a look. The Canna-Pet Review offers a thorough look at this product to see how it can help animals with different health issues. If you have an animal at home who’s not as healthy as they used to be, it might be worth seeking out an alternative option to traditional medicine. This way you can get back to running around with your dog, which will likely push your aerobic system to the max. Your doctor will thank you later for the lowered cholesterol levels!
Walking Tours of Your City
We often live our whole lives in the same city and know very little about it. This is at odds with tourists who come in and may take a walking tour to learn more about the place that you permanently call home. A walking tour in different parts of the city provides a way to learn about neighborhood attractions and things to do there that you never knew before. The great thing about walking tours is that you get fitter participating in them and they become easier as you go along.
Staying fit (or losing weight and getting fitter) is all about moving more and eating healthily. You really don’t have to do anything fancy other than that. However, taking the boredom out of performing the same exercise routines in the gym is useful to not break the pattern of exercise that’s getting you results.