So you have finally decided to live a healthier life and ditch the sedentary lifestyle. The long, uneventful days spent poring over your laptop and lying on the couch is over. But then, as you take on this new attitude, the reality hit you; doing repetitive exercises with a bulky machine is dreadful, boring and just not fun.
Physical activities should not be a drag, though. Fortunately, some of the best recreational activities are also the most effective ways to change your lifestyle for the better. Here is a look at some of the most enjoyable activities that will give you the fitness results you want — without you ever feeling a hint of boredom:
Studies show that spending 10 minutes doing this fun activity is equivalent to 30 minutes of doing cardiovascular exercises, such as the traditional running. Unlike other active sports, trampolining gives the body an all-round workout with less risk for injuries that other activities like jogging and playing tennis may present.
Experts from BOUNCEinc.com.au say that indoor trampoline parks have been very popular in Australia in recent years; some consider these places as fitness centres.
Other than being an ideal cardiovascular fitness activity that can strengthen and tone your leg muscles, this is also a fun activity you can do with your children at the weekend. You can actually burn 500 to 700 calories per hour.
This is one of the best activities to reduce the risks of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, heart attack, stroke, depression, and arthritis. This is a low-impact exercise people of all ages can enjoy.
Hiking will improve your cardiovascular fitness by giving you stronger, leaner thighs. This is a great way to get your heart pumping and keep your lungs in tip-top shape while enjoying some great views and fresh air outdoors.
Grab your sneakers take your friends with you for a fun hike. The feeling you’ll get after hours of soaking in the scenery after a hike will be a lot better than an afternoon sweating at the gym.
Again, exercises shouldn’t be drudgery; rather it should be a fun-filled activity you want to keep doing over and over again. Shake up your routine and add trampolining, cycling or hiking to enjoy a healthier, happier life.