So, has the time come when you need to be…a bit more active. If you’re honest?.
So what else can you do – if the thought of exercise clothing brings you out in a sweat?
Start or join a social sports team
If going to the gym fills you with dread, why not get involved in some type of social sports instead? It’s a bit like enjoying a nice apple pie. You need to eat more fruit – meh. Wrap it up in pastry – ok.
What we mean is – it’s a start isn’t it? And when you get this right, you’ll barely notice you’re doing good. Until you fit into your jeans again. Hurray!
Starting or joining a social sports team is a great way to get healthy while you meet some new friends. Or hang out with existing ones. It’s more fun than competitive sport, it’s free – and all ages and genders can play together.
What’s not to like?
Walk to work
This is a pretty easy one too. And still not a trace of lycra. Bear with us…
Get up a bit earlier and instead of getting the car out of the drive – walk. That’s it. Really straightforward.
It might take a little more effort, but walking is good for you – in so many ways. It improves your health, burns off calories – and you take notice of your surroundings.too. And if you’re stuck inside all day, otherwise, it’s a nice change from staring at your computer or smartphone.
Run to catch public transport
If you can’t wake up early enough to do that – or you don’t have a car to leave behind – run to catch public transport. And get off earlier. Your body will thank you for it – as well as your bank balance.
So it’s all win, win!
Maybe not for the bus company…
Offer to help carry things – we’re being serious!
Maybe you don’t enjoy lifting weights? Or they remind you too much of those – what are they called – athletic vests (aargh). Well, a good way to exercise your arm muscles is to carry stuff. Even offer to help other people. They’ll appreciate it.
And slowly but surely, you’ll build up your biceps and triceps – without ever entering the gym…phew!
Dance – as if nobody’s watching
Let’s be honest, we really hope they’re not looking too closely! But -ito be serious – what better way to exercise is there than a really good dance, So get down to the music – in your home – or at a party. Embarrass your children. Do the time warp. Maybe do that in private. It’s really up to you.
If you get any minor strains from your exertions – don’t make excuses. Whack on an anti inflammatory like CBD cream and keep going.
Obviously, if you’re ever thinking of doing anything strenuous, get advice from your doctor.
We’re being light hearted -but we’re sensible at heart.
And with these tips in mind, you’ll be on the right track towards fitness without donning lycra.
Or spandex…a vest – even sneakers.