Regular exercise keeps weight under control, boosts mental health, and promotes general well-being. But let’s be honest, going to the gym isn’t the most thrilling prospect. Fear not; we’ve put together 10 fabulous ways to stay fit, without having to set foot in the gym!
Probably the simplest way to start improving your health is to get out there and take a walk around the block. It’s a great cardiovascular workout, and you have the chance to switch off from the stress of everyday life. That’s why it’s such a great choice for your lunch hour!
Swimming some invigorating laps in the pool is a great way to start the day! As the water provides support, it’s an especially good choice for people who suffer from joint pain, and might otherwise find it difficult to exercise regularly.
One of the best things about running is that it’s totally free. Grab a pair of supportive trainers, some comfortable clothing, and you’re off! You can also use the time to listen to music, an audiobook, or a podcast.
#4. Horseback Riding
Did you know you can burn over 290 calories per hour when you’re horseback riding? As well as being great for your physical health, it’s also a great deal of fun! And if you need new gear, Bahr Saddlery has everything you need to get started.
Ascend to new heights with this exciting activity! Most climbing centres will have instructors on hand to help you learn the ropes – quite literally. This is a brilliant sport to share with friends and family, too!
Having gained serious popularity in recent years, paddleboarding is a fun and fashionable sporting choice. Head to your local lake or beach to give it a try; most facilities have equipment and clothing to hire, and instructors will be on hand to help you on your way.
Celebrate while you lose weight? Sign us up! Dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to get your cardiovascular exercise done. Throw on some tunes and your dancing tunes and let’s get calorie-burning!
Another straightforward way to lose weight, tone up, and get healthy is to go cycling. Dust off your old bike – or treat yourself to a new one! – and find a cycle-friendly path to get yourself back into the swing of things. Consider cycling to work a couple of times a week; not only does this help you to burn calories, but you’ll save money on gas or public transport. A win-win!
OK, it’s a nostalgia trip, but we love it! Grab a pair of blades – or skates, if you want to keep it really old school! – and your protective gear, and head out to a level surface to give it a go. And if you do fall over, don’t give up!
#10. Boot Camp
Another brilliant activity to do with friends, boot camps are available all over the world. Circuit training meets tough love; you might not love every second of it at the time, but you’ll certainly enjoy the results!
Which will you try first? Sound off in the comments below!