Fun ways to squeeze in your workout
The monotony of working out in the same gym everyday can become very boring. Working out and being active doesn’t mean you have to commit yourself to one place and one workout all the time. It’s great to have a routine, but spicing things up sometimes is just what we need to keep our lives fresh.
Playing tennis is a wonderful way to burn some calories and work muscles we don’t regularly use. Tennis is a mix of cardio and strength, which can make for an excellent full-body workout. Playing tennis instead of hitting the gym creates interaction with friends, exposes us to fresh air and mixes in some friendly competition.
Another great way to get a sweat going is dancing. Dancing is one of the best workouts because it’s super fun and can put us in a great mood while listening to music we love. One of the best things about dancing is that you don’t even realize that you’ve burned so many calories because you’re having so much fun. Dancing is an expression of ourselves which can release any stress or anguish that we are experiencing in our everyday lives. You can dance alone or dance with a friend, but no matter how you do it, it’s sure to be a blast.
Rock climbing is becoming more popular these days and deservedly so. Rock climbing focuses more on strength and balance than anything else. Plus, it’s a fun way to work those muscles. Of course, hiking is a peaceful and serene alternative. Hiking is a full body workout, especially, if hills are involved. Being outdoors alone, with a friend or even with your dog, and away from stress is a great way to unwind and feel the burn.
Last but not least, swimming provides a strong workout. It’s much easier to swim in the summer season, but most gyms offer an indoor swimming pool which is perfect for a new setting outside of the cardio and weight rooms. Swimming is a complete body workout and is much easier on our joints.
There are so many options to working out, such as, jumping on a trampoline, horseback riding, volleyball, biking and jumping rope. The gym is a great place for a consistent and always dependable schedule but these exercises will keep your brain and body fresh and energized.