50 Simple Exercise Ideas You May Not Have Thought About Yet.DublinHypno
So, you want to lose weight but you hate exercising. You especially hate the thought of having to drag yourself down to a “hardass” gym at stupid o’clock in the morning for a session that you hate, or worse still might be the thought of having to go out “in public”, “in your tracksuit” to run the streets near to your house, sweating all the way until you fall back in the front or back door 20 minutes later. Ugh! You hate exercise!
Or, do you?
Well maybe, just maybe, it’s not exactly exercise you hate as much as it is the specific type of exercise that you hate.
You know your body is a finely tuned and complex organism.
You know that in order to keep it running smoothly, that there are certain things it needs. Good diet. Nutrients to give you energy. Sunlight. Water. Movement. (Regular movement of muscles limbs to burn off calories)
Sometimes we mix up the idea of movement with exercise. Or worse still we constrain ourselves to the idea that exercise is only done in a gym or in your tracksuit. It is done there. Yes. But it is also so much more beyond that.
Exercise doesn’t have to be running the streets or sweating it out at the gym. It can be. This is useful exercise that does tend to give quicker results, but if you are the type of person that scoffs at the idea of the gym or wouldn’t be seen dead in you tracksuit pounding the local streets, you don’t have to be restricted any longer.
There are so many ways to exercise. And it can be so much fun. When you really think about it, exercise and exercising to maintain fitness is all about movement of the body. Getting your limbs, joints, muscles and bones all working in together in perfect harmony. This is what you need. On a regular basis.
With this in mind I have decided to create a list of all the exercise options you have available to you, whether you have time or not, whether you have kids to look after or not, whether you have money or not. Some things that you may already be doing and some things you may not have thought of yet. (A few of which are certainly worth doing!)
Some are enjoyable and some are…… let’s just say they’re best seen as gentle opportunities every day to be more active. Have a read through and see what jumps out at you. Notice those activities that you can see working for you and also notice all the “low hanging fruit”, the easy ways you can get exercise done.
50 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Exercise
- Take a dance class
- Walking the stairs (Instead of taking the lift)
- Walking to the shop and local amenities if possible
- Preparing meals in a kitchen (on your feet!)
- Hill walking
- Set dancing
- Fitness or exercise Meetup groups
- Cross Fit
- Leg raises (sitting and standing)
- Youtube workouts for 15-30 mins (They’re free!)
- Sit ups
- Sunday strolls
- Playing with your child in the garden or park
- Football (5-a-side with friends)
- Nature walks
- Playground activity with your children
- Cleaning and tidying
- Washing dishes
- Stretching exercises
- Joining neighbourhood tidy towns committees
- Cutting firewood
- Farming tasks
- Join a walking group
- Lose weight for charity (eg. Friends sponsor you €1 per lb of weight lost)
- Lose the remote
- Walk to and from work (if feasible)
- Visit the beach
- Go to Museums
- Do walking city tours
- Visit historical sites (Newgrange, Hill of Tara etc.)
- Organise trips with your friends (eg. Glendalough for a few hours)
- Walk the dog
So there you have it.
50 simple and easy ways to get your body moving. Some of these things you may already be doing on a daily basis, others not.
My hope for you is that you look out for opportunities from this point forward to get doing as many of the 50 tips that you can and that you realise that keeping fit and healthy doesn’t have to be about the gym. You can live a healthy lifestyle in a fun and easy way. So, get out there. See the world, Explore your country and city. Take the kids places. Join walking groups. Meet new people. Keep the house clean and tidy. Get the old bike out. Get down to the swimming pool. Get active in as many ways as possible. And have FUN!
That’s all for now.
Hope you enjoyed reading and are already thinking of ways to get more movement (exercise) done on a regular basis. Who knows you may even be able to enjoy the washing and ironing from now on, knowing that you’re burning calories all the way!
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