5 Quick and Easy Fun Ways to Get in Shape
By: Emily Clark
Getting and staying in shape doesn’t have to be dull and boring!
Try some of these fun fitness activities to make your workout
time more enjoyable.
MUSICAL EXERCIES – Put on your favorite music and do some yoga!
No need for slow, elevator music. Move to your favorite beat. Or
pop on the headphones or earphones and grab your MP3 or cassette
player or handheld PC and bike to a nearby park. Too cold or
rainy? Then head to a mall or other enclosed area where you can
walk. Caution: make sure you are alert while listening to music
with headphones or earphones.
FUN IN THE SUN – Check out the latest tanning solutions and try
fun, scented versions with funky, multi-colored sunglasses. Grab
your cassette player or MP3 player and favorite tunes. And pack
some flavored water, new flavored health bar that you’ve been
dying to try and some frozen berries in your carryall for breaks
and have a “sense”-ational time.
FITNESS CLASSES – Try out a new fitness class for fun. Enjoy a
full water aerobics workout with less stress on your joints. Grab
some colorful water gear and swim to the beat. Or try a dance or
Jazzercise routine. No need to commit long-term, just ask about
popping in for a class or two to check it out and enjoy. Meet new
friends and get fit all at once.
VCR / DVD – Head to the library or local rental store and grab a
fun fitness video or DVD. Crank up the sound when your favorite
tunes come on and join the taped workout participants in the
privacy of your own home.
GYM / FITNESS CENTER – Dig out those coupons you’ve been
receiving in envelop mailers and those money saving coupon
magazines. Again, no need to commit long-term. Just head on over
and use the free or low-cost trial / invitational period and
JOURNALING – Spice up your logging routine with an inexpensive
new journal from a discount or dollar store nearby. Crate snazzy
charts with colored markers. Add bright colored stickers for each
workout. Paste or tape clipped pictures of your goals throughout
the covers and inside sections. For example, paste pictures of
that vacation spot you want to travel to with your new, healthy
YOU wearing a new swimsuit.
So add some fun in with your fitness activities. Wake up your
senses with new taste, smells, sights, touches and sounds. Forget
that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” stuff. Workouts
plus play make Jack a fun, fit boy!
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes
only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any
health care program.
About the Author
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News
where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on
many medical, health and lifestyle topics.