6 fun ways to stay fit this summer!
Bored with your same old monotonous gym routine? Who says a fitness regime has to be dreary and agonizing? Here are some fantastic ideas for you that are both physical and fun, and are super ways to get in shape and stay motivated to work out. Try one of these fun activities and you won’t even realize you’re working out!
Because a lifeless workout is so yesterday! Zumba is in people, and the fitness freaks are grooving to its Latin beats without even realizing that they’re burning calories. This aerobic exercise involves choreographed footwork and body movements which result in toned abs, thighs and arm muscles. If you like dancing, you’ll love Zumba for sure. Find a class near you and get going!
This exciting activity is no longer a child’s play. If you ever dream of an ideal cardio workout to slim your waist, hips, tone your abs and thighs, Hoola-Hooping is the answer. To get started, all you need is the right hoop. Simply hold the hoop at your waist, keeping your legs shoulder- or hip-width apart. Set one foot in front of the other and keep your knees bent, spin the hoop around your waist, using side-to-side movements. There you go!
We’ve all done this as kids. And it was fun! Then why hesitate now? This full-body cardiovascular workout strengthens your muscles and bones, and improves your coordination. Just fifteen minutes of skipping burns about 200 calories! Yes, you heard that right! Plan for three 10-minute rope-jumping workouts every week and you’re on your way to a toned body like never before!
Skating is a fantastic substitute to running because it isn’t harsh on the joints. It is an excellent aerobic workout which tones your lower body and strengthens leg muscles. So whether you opt for ice skating or inline skating, both will help you burn great deal of calories! On an average, a woman burns about 330 calories during one hour of incessant skating. Go skating! Go fit.
If you thought swimming was just meant to beat the summer glaze, you were wrong! This cool fitness activity can give your muscles a makeover, transform you into a cardio king, and help you unwind quicker than a quiet beach in the Bahamas! Just 30 minutes of swimming three times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy! It’s even more fun when your friends join you! Exercising in water makes your body work harder as it involves a whole body workout, so a 30 minute swim in the pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land!
If there’s a sport you enjoyed as a child or have always wanted to try, such as hockey, or fun games like rope pulling, join a team, or organize your family and friends for regular pick-up games. You’ll be more motivated to work out when you’ve got friends as teammates waiting on you for practices and fun games you’ll get so engrossed in the game and the social side of playing on a team that it won’t feel like exercise at all!
Try out a new playful activity today and you’ll see how better it works on your cardiovascular system than your regular routine. Whether you want to kick-start a brand-new fitness regime or add an amusing twist to your current routine, we’re sure you’ll have a blast while burning that extra flab of fat with these fun activities. Take a step towards a healthier you!