When you are physically active, you lose weight and can better control your weight. Maintaining a healthy weight also helps you avoid the risks of developing certain medical conditions in the future.
The problem is that many people do not get as much exercise as they need. Thanks to spending so much time indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might find that you would rather sit on your couch than do anything outside.
Check out eight ways to get physically active that will help you have fun and will get you off the couch.
Stream Exercise Videos
Thanks to streaming services, you no longer need to attend fitness classes in a local gym. You can find and stream classes from the comfort of your living room or bedroom. If you have a schedule that leaves you always wondering when you’ll have some free time, sign up for sessions that you can do whenever you have free time.
Turn on the Music
Dancing is a fun and easy way to get active. All you need are some tunes that you download from the web, but you can also use an old music player or discs that you have around the house. Crank up the music and dance your way from room to room. You don’t need to worry about looking goofy or silly when you dance alone.
Take a Daily Walk
Another way to stay active is with a daily walk. When you set up a schedule and take the walk at the same time every day, you’ll begin looking forward to burning some calories and getting some fresh air.
To keep yourself from growing bored, head in a new direction every day. You can even play little games as you walk such as spelling the alphabet with letters you see on license plates or street signs.
Use Fun Apps
There are loads of apps that help you have some fun while getting active. You can download one that uses your GPS and gives you a map that marks “zombies” along your route. This app asks you to change directions and stay on your toes to avoid those zombies. Other apps turn your neighborhood into a fun game that lets you search for adorable creatures while on the go.
Join a Group
If you have problems maintaining your fitness regime, consider joining a group of other people who feel the same way. There are walkers and power walkers who go for walks of 30 minutes or longer every day. You should also check online and in local gyms for groups that love hiking or rock climbing.
Hit the Trail
You can stay physically active when you expand your outdoor gym to include more than your backyard and neighborhood. Many local parks have trails that include both fitness and hiking trails.
Fitness trails feature different machines that let you take a break and get in a quick workout. It’s helpful to wear a swimsuit under your clothes like one of the bleu by Rod Beattie designs in case you get hot and want to cool off or if you hike in a park with a stream or swimming hole.
Choose Video Games
There are tons of video games that ask you to get off the couch and do more than just press buttons on a remote. These games work with a device that tracks your movements. You have the chance to evade a zombie hoard and turn your living room into a bowling alley along with games that let you play different sports inside.
Take a Virtual Class
Virtual classes are another way you can have fun and stay active at the same time. Many gyms started offering classes during quarantine and kept offering them for customers who wanted to stay home. You’ll find classes that let you dance and do yoga at home and others that ask you to do intense cardio at home.
Thanks to all of these great ways to get and stay physically active, you no longer have an excuse to binge Netflix on your couch. These ideas help you get in the workout that you need and have fun as you burn calories. Some of your top options include streaming exercise videos from home and playing games as you walk.
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