There is no getting away from the fact that to stay in shape and remain healthy, we need to exercise on a regular basis. Without regular workouts, naturally, you will end up in bad shape, which isn’t good for your body or your mind (did you know that physical health impacts mental health?). So it’s essential that you take steps to look after your physical health by making an effort to exercise regularly and stay in shape.
There’s a common misconception that staying in shape can only result from hitting the gym or going for a run, or activities that many people find a little boring. The fact is though, that isn’t the case – not at all – as there are plenty of more fun, interesting and exciting ways that you can stay in shape. Working out doesn’t have to be dull or something that you dread, it can be a lot of fun, if you find a way to workout that you enjoy.
Below are some ideas for making working out more fun and something that you actually look forward to.
Did you know that golf offers both cardiovascular and strengthening benefits? When you play golf, as long as you carry your own golf bag around, you can burn upwards of 360 calories for each hour of golf that you play. That’s a lot of calories burned just for playing golf, isn’t it? The great thing about golf is that anyone can play it because it’s such an easy sport to pick up. Sure, it takes time to get your eye in, but once you’ve mastered that (and had a few lessons perhaps), you are sure to love playing.
Join a football league
How about playing football? If football is a sport that you enjoy playing, then perhaps you could get fit and lose weight by playing it? There are plenty of 5-a-side leagues to choose from, some of which are even designed especially for people wanting to lose weight and get fit. Playing football can be a great way to lose weight and get fit while enjoying yourself. You can opt to join a normal football league if you fancy playing on the weekend, then a 5-a-side league could be the answer. Did you know that playing just 60 minutes of casual football can burn up to 550 calories?
Go rock climbing
Have you always fancied trying rock climbing? If you love the concept of doing a form of exercise that gets your adrenaline pumping? Then perhaps rock climbing could be the answer for you. Just think how exciting going rock climbing could be, and how many calories it can burn. For every 60 minutes of rock climbing that you do, you can burn a whooping 865 calories – that’s an amazing amount of calories to burn for such a fun activity. Plus, rock climbing also builds muscle mass and strength, helping with toning.
When it comes to staying in shape and taking care of your physical health, it doesn’t have to be boring. If you get creative and use one of the exercise methods mentioned above, you can make the process of being active and staying in shape, much more enjoyable.