Alternative Forms of Exercise

HIKING

Especially with friends can be a great way to get moving and reduce the stress of the previous week.

ROCK CLIMBING

It’s one of the best arm/back/forearm workouts in existence; you get to feel like the jubilation when you reach the top of the wall.

PLAYING WITH YOUR KIDS

As simple as running around the park or play fighting with your young ones, all of these can burn serious calories and be fun.

BUILD A STANDING DESK

Although we all know that correlation does not prove causation it’s no surprise that there’s a strong correlation between sitting all day and an early grave. Why not fix your posture, strengthen your legs, and spend the day being more productive.

YOGA

Build flexibility, strength, and learn to relax. There are a million kinds of yoga, so sign up for a few different kinds and see which one lines up the best with what you’re looking for.

JOIN A LOCAL SPORT LEAGUE

Want to be active and meet people? Join a football or tag rugby league. You get to exercise it’s a great way to meet new people!

WALKING

No time to hike? Go for a walk. Even a 15-minute brisk walk is enough time to get close to a mile walked.

DANCING

Ever tried serious dancing? You’ll be sweating within ten minutes.

Zumba? Tango? Flamenco? You’d be surprised how much it will elevate your heart rate and add to your daily calories burn.

 

MARTIAL ARTS

Whether it’s Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Karate or Capoeira, there’s a martial art out there that may suit you.

 

CLEAN

Nobody likes to clean the house/apartment. I certainly don’t but even 20 minutes of cleaning can get your heart rate up.

 

PLAY VIDEO GAMES THAT MAKE YOU BE ACTIVE

Wii Tennis, Wii Fit, Just Dance on Xbox Kinect, Make a rule that you can only play video games while standing up.

 

BIKE TO WORK

Building exercise into your daily routine can be one way to drop some extra pounds and improve fitness levels.