Has exercising become too much like work? Or does merely thinking about working out make you want to go and have a lie down? You know that you need to move to burn calories as well as get fit, however mustering the motivation to exercise is another matter. And if you’re not feeling motivated to exercise, chances are good that it’s because you’re not having any fun.
It’s recommended that adults do between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. Beginning with just 30 minutes a day will put you right in the middle of that range. However, no one wants to spend half an hour a day slogging it out doing something which they hate. You’ll get the most out of any exercises which you enjoy, and you’ll keep coming back for more.
Make Play Your Workout
Do you remember begging your mother to let you stay outside five more minutes when you were a child? No matter what you were doing – playing catch, skipping or riding your bike – it was too much fun to quit. The key to fitting more physical activity into your life is rediscovering that joy of movement.
If you have children, play backyard games such as tag and hopscotch. But you don’t need your kids to play. Play basketball. Go swimming. Play tennis, volleyball, badminton, croquet, or golf.
Get Down And Dance!
How when was the last time that you had a dance to your absolute favourite music? Undo your hair down, draw the curtains if you’ve got very nosy neighbours, pump some beats, and then get moving. It’ll only take round about eight songs for you to get your 30 minutes in, so make sure you select your best bangers to get your heart beat up!
Train For An Active Holiday
Have you ever thought of doing a wine-country bike tour or living out your dream at a fantasy sports camp? These are the types of holidays that you’ll never stop talking about. However, whether you come away with fond memories or a pulled ligament could be dependent on how well prepared you are. In order to prevent muscle soreness and injury, train before your trip (utilising the upcoming holiday as your inspiration). Do general strength, cardiovascular as well as flexibility training, including exercises which target the muscle groups for your sport.
Catch And Kick
Anyone with children will know that sometimes entertaining them takes precedence over looking after your own health. Why don’t you think about killing two birds with one stone and take them to the park to kick around a football or throw a ball back and forth. Once everyone’s practised their kicking, throwing as well as catching skills, take things to the very next point by asking them to throw or kick long and make you run to fetch it.
Master A Skipping Routine
Skipping is great aerobic exercise and will also get your heart rate up in no time. Get fancy by learning a skipping routine – you can find tutorials online for everything from basic tricks through to complicated routines.
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