We all need to exercise. It’s essential to keep our bodies fit and healthy. In fact, the average adult should get around 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week! Now, the vast majority of us will usually get this in a gym. This makes sense. Gyms are simple places to work out in. They allow us to work out well indoors without having to face the elements. They provide us with all the machinery and equipment we need to get a full workout. There are professionals to watch our progression and ensure our safety. But for many of us, running on a treadmill, cycling while staring at a wall and other gym-related activities can be a bore. Instead, why not try out some alternative fitness activities that can keep you in good shape at the same time as bringing fun and enjoyment to the experience? Here are a few to consider!
Roller Skating isn’t something people just did in the 70s and 80s. It’s something that’s still alive and well today and can actually exercise you really well. You may need to get to grips with balance and movements when you get into your first pair of roller skates, but it’s generally worth learning the skill. You can roller skate outdoors, or you could even join a roller derby team in your local area.
If you’re looking for a fun group activity that you can enjoy without having to take all too seriously, you might want to consider pickleball. This sport isn’t widely known about, but once you try it out, you’re bound to be hooked. It will usually take place on a tennis court and is essentially a fun paddleboard sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. You’ll need a few essentials, like a paddle and specialist shoes for pickleball, but once you’ve got these, you’ll be set and ready to go. Of course, this is a team sport, so you may have to put it on hold until social distancing guidelines ease up in this pandemic we’re in to be able to play. But for now, it’s a good idea to sort out the essentials and read up about the rules and ways the game is played to prepare!
Practicing martial arts comes with many benefits. It’s good for your body. It’s good for your mind. It can also teach you self defence skills, putting your mind at rest as you know you’ll be able to protect yourself well should the need arise. There are many different martial arts out there, so browse the different options in your local area and conduct a little research into each type on offer. You’ll soon be able to decide which is best for you and can research what you’ll need to invest in before attending your first class.
These are just three different options. There are so many more out there! So, keep searching until you find something that ticks all of your boxes. They’ll help to keep you in shape while fostering a hobby!