Exercise doesn’t have to mean running or weightlifting. Yes, there are benefits to those activities, but if you dislike them both, you might cringe at the thought of working out. A cool thing about exercise is that it comes in various shapes and forms, allowing you to find something enjoyable (or less objectionable). If you choose a form of exercise you like, you’ll probably be more apt to continue.
Exercise can even be unconventional. One year, my family decided to do relay races around our house…through the snow! We didn’t set out to exercise. I don’t recall anyone saying, “Let’s go workout!” We’re competitive and wanted to enjoy racing. I love relays, and the fun of our activity distracted from the fitness part. Not only did we run, but there was plenty of laughter as well.
Whether you’re still looking for a preferred workout method, or you’d like to shake up your current routine, this upcoming chart can help you get started. Please keep in mind that “enjoyable” doesn’t mean “easy.” If you’re looking to change your body, aim for something that challenges you. In many of these activities, you control your level of exertion. In other words, you can make the workout harder or easier based on your body’s needs. Listen to your body and challenge it to change. As always, I recommend consulting a physician before beginning an exercise program.
Please feel free to comment with your workout method of choice! 🙂 It’d be great to hear how you enjoy fitness.
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