You probably never thought that you could find the words fun and losing weight in the same sentence. And although it sounds impossible, it’s actually quite doable. Instead of stressing out all day, counting the calories of every bite you take and doing some tedious repetitive exercises, you could easily try implementing a bit of diversity into your workout and making it more exciting in the process. If you’re still not quite sure what we’re talking about, perhaps it’s a good idea to check out these few tips that’ll help you burn those calories in a fun and amusing manner:
Dance Away Your Calories
According to an article published in the Cosmopolitan, dancing falls into the category of those activities that burn more calories than jogging. It’s said that an aerobic dance can burn up to 443 calories per hour! So, what are you waiting for? The next time you decide it’s time to hit the gym, make a detour to the nearest club and dance away your calories. The great thing about dancing is that you can do it anywhere and anytime, even while cleaning the house or cooking. Not only will you lose weight, but you’ll also feel more confident and sexy.
Get A Pet
It’s a well-known fact that walking is quite beneficial for your health and that you can burn a ton of calories, depending on the length of your walk and more importantly, the speed you’re going. Of course, walking without a goal and a final destination might seem a bit dull to some, so that’s why it’s a good idea to consider getting a dog. A four-legged companion will make your walks more exciting, but will also bring more joy and fun to your life. Not to mention that there are all kinds of different activities you could do with your dog like running, Frisbee tossing, ball catching etc. that can help you burn even more calories.
Make It a Group Activity…
Working out alone isn’t as nearly as fun as working out with a group of friends! If you have a couple of friends that would enjoy some fitness-inspired get-togethers, it’s a great way to combine hanging out and working out. The great thing about group workouts is that you can continue to motivate, help and push each other, but also organize simple competitions and friendly rivalry tournaments to take the exercise to the next level.
…Or Do It One-On-One
And why not combine pleasure with business? If there’s one activity that’ll keep you craving more, then it’s definitely this one. Yes, we’re talking about sex! Not only do you work all your muscle groups during sex, but this favourite pastime activity is known to be a natural stress relief and antidepressant. Depending on the position and techniques you’re using during your lovemaking routine, you might be able to burn up to 69 calories for 25 minutes of pure pleasure. How’s that for exercise?
Take Up Any Type of Sport
Although it’s probably late to become a professional athlete or join the Olympics, taking up a sport just for the fun of it can be great way to lose some weight. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, yoga, kickboxing etc. are great recreational sports and also a healthy way to pass your days. Of course, if you’re thinking of playing any type of these sports, especially soccer, it’s crucial to get some soccer training equipment, to prevent any common sports injuries and to make sure that your trainings are carefree.
Not only can losing weight be fun, but it can also be quick and easy. The key is to keep moving by finding an activity that you’ll personally enjoy. So, whether that’s a quick lovemaking session, a team sport or just some dancing around the house, it’s up to you to find the best possible way to burn those calories.