Getting your daily dose of exercise is important, no matter what point you are in your life. But hitting the gym isn’t for everyone. There are fees, you have to wait to use equipment, the commute may be longer than you’re willing to make, and you might get the sense that you’re being judged if you’re a beginner.
Luckily, there are several alternative ways to stay active without stepping a single foot in the gym.
Grab Your Floaties
As long as you don’t mind getting a little wet, there are plenty of ways to get a workout in the water. Swimming is one of the best ways to burn calories as it requires you to use almost every muscle in your body and is an excellent overall workout. If you prefer to get in the water without submerging yourself, white water rafting and kayaking are other solid options that take a lot of core and arm strength. Plus, you can do it with friends and it makes for an enjoyable time!
Get Some Fresh Air
What better way to get a workout in than by getting some fresh air outside? The options are limitless, so you are certain to find something that you find enjoyable. You could go cycling, do yoga in the park, take a light jog while listening to music, or even go for a long hike and take in mother nature while you do it. Just be sure to wear comfortable footwear if you plan on doing a lot of walking, otherwise, you’ll need to get treated for potential shin splints or bunion removal. Nobody wants blisters either, so dress accordingly while you explore the outdoors.
If you want the classic gym experience without actually needing to go to the gym, home workouts are the way to go. This might be because you don’t like waiting on equipment, driving to the gym, or workout out in front of others, but the convenience of home workouts is hard to beat.
You can get as elaborate or as simple as you want with your setup. You’ll want a few floor mats for sure, but aside from that, you may want a few basic weights like dumbbells or medicine balls. You’ll be able to zoom through your workout and hop right in the shower as soon as you’re done!
Break a Sweat
Regardless of how you choose to remain active, the most important factor is that you are actually staying active in the first place. By doing so, you’ll maintain a healthy weight, and proper cardiovascular health, and boost your mood each and every time you break a sweat.