Let's Shake it up a little bit with some fun ways to get moving! If you think of exercise as drudgery and dread it, it is time to find the fun again.
There are hundreds of exercises to lose weight that you can do and all you have to do is figure out which ones fit best with your likes and lifestyle.
The most common ways to get exercise for most are of course to walk, jog, run, ride a bike, work out in a gym with free weights or use the weight machines, you can use the treadmill, or any of the many cardiovascular work out machines.
Add some of your favorite funky music too!
You can swim, do water aerobics, or do regular aerobics. If you live in a place that has a lot of nice weather you can get some friends together and go to a driving range and hit some golf balls, play tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, or just hit some balls at a batting cage.
I live in the mountains and love to hit the slopes. There are many days when my entire family will go outside and just fly a kite or play tag. The kids love this and the laughter is endless fuel for my soul! Skipping is a great way to put a fun spin on your exercise too.
Hey, you can even make workouts romantic.
My husband and I will make a date to go to the local skating rink or even a hot new dance club. You want to talk about a fun workout, just dance the night away.
If you live near a wooded area like a forest preserve, go for a hike, or canoeing, or row a boat around a lake. You do not have to just get bored doing the same old thing at the gym day in and day out.
I think a lot of people forget that so many of the things I have mentioned are exercise and they do count as exercises to lose weight.
Let's see what else we can come up with.
How about taking a dance class, a Zumba class or a spinning class, Yoga is another good one, ooh, so is Pilates. Now do not knock yoga or Pilate's until you have tried them, they can be very tough work outs.
Did you know there are are twelve stages or levels to Pilate's? Yup, it looks a lot easier than it is and if you are not prepared for how difficult it can be it will kick your butt into next week. Seriously.
If I were to pick some exercises from the things I have listed, I think I would start with walking until I could go for about thirty minutes without feeling like I was dying, then maybe graduate to riding a bike until I get the exact same results.
Everything I would be doing would be making me stronger and then I think I would find a pool somewhere and start to swim.
Swimming is one of the best things you can do because you are in the water and you get the resistance from the water and you also use nearly every muscle in your entire body to do the swim strokes.
When I could swim for thirty minutes non-stop then I'd hit the free weights a bit. See it doesn't really matter what you do as long as you do something for thirty minutes everyday of the week.
Do something that you like to do at least a couple of times a week that way you will break up the monotony of going to the gym every day.
Working out should be fun, not tedious or boring.
If you are bored then you need to spice things up and find something to do that is fun.
Maybe there is a nature walk you can take with a group, hey, that would be great when the weather is nice, you could get out and enjoy the best each Season has to offer.
Do some bird watching, maybe catch some pictures of wildlife if you take your camera along while doing exercises to lose weight.
Yours in Health,
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