5 Quick and Easy Fun Ways to Get in Shape


Getting and staying in shape doesn’t have to be dull and boring!Try some of these fun fitness activities to make your workouttime more enjoyable.

MUSICAL EXERCIES – Put on your favorite music and do some yoga!No need for slow, elevator music. Move to your favorite beat. Orpop on the headphones or earphones and grab your MP3 or cassetteplayer or handheld PC and bike to a nearby park. Too cold orrainy? Then head to a mall or other enclosed area where you canwalk. Caution: make sure you are alert while listening to musicwith headphones or earphones.

FUN IN THE SUN – Check out the latest tanning solutions and tryfun, scented versions with funky, multi-colored sunglasses. Grabyour cassette player or MP3 player and favorite tunes. And packsome flavored water, new flavored health bar that you’ve beendying to try and some frozen berries in your carryall for breaksand have a “sense”-ational time.

FITNESS CLASSES – Try out a new fitness class for fun. Enjoy afull water aerobics workout with less stress on your joints. Grabsome colorful water gear and swim to the beat. Or try a dance orJazzercise routine. No need to commit long-term, just ask aboutpopping in for a class or two to check it out and enjoy. Meet newfriends and get fit all at once.

VCR / DVD – Head to the library or local rental store and grab afun fitness video or DVD. Crank up the sound when your favoritetunes come on and join the taped workout participants in theprivacy of your own home.

GYM / FITNESS CENTER – Dig out those coupons you’ve beenreceiving in envelop mailers and those money saving couponmagazines. Again, no need to commit long-term. Just head on overand use the free or low-cost trial / invitational period andenjoy!

JOURNALING – Spice up your logging routine with an inexpensivenew journal from a discount or dollar store nearby. Crate snazzycharts with colored markers. Add bright colored stickers for eachworkout. Paste or tape clipped pictures of your goals throughoutthe covers and inside sections. For example, paste pictures ofthat vacation spot you want to travel to with your new, healthyYOU wearing a new swimsuit.

So add some fun in with your fitness activities. Wake up yoursenses with new taste, smells, sights, touches and sounds. Forgetthat “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” stuff. Workoutsplus play make Jack a fun, fit boy!

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.

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Author: Piyawut Sutthiruk

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