You’ve probably heard this before; it’s highly recommended that every individual gets at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity. This can be in any shape or form, such as a daily walk for thirty minutes, or a cardio workout for thirty minutes.
The type of physical activity doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you’re getting doing something to be active for a minimum of 30 minutes every day. This may sound like a chore for many of you out there living busy lives, but it doesn’t have to be a chore!
Below we’re going to show you some easy ways to make exercise fun so that you start feeling happier about sneaking in your daily physical activity requirements.
Get a Buddy
Whether it’s a virtual buddy or a person in real life, you must have a buddy to help you achieve this goal of getting in 30 minutes of daily exercise. This person can be in charge of holding you accountable and cheering you on or partaking in the daily exercise routine you’ve created.
Spending an hour in the grocery store walking around is a fun way to burn about 175 calories. About an hour of active household chores can burn up to 190 calories. This is a pretty clever way to sneak in exercise and get other chores completed during your busy day.
Join a Virtual Class
So many gyms are closed down right now, but they’ve started offering virtual classes. Why not join a virtual yoga class? Perhaps your gym has a new virtual class that you’ve heard about and wondered if it would work for you. Just sign up and give it a try. You can always cancel and try another one until you find the perfect virtual class to make exercise fun.
Don’t Forget to Reward
Lastly, who wants to complete a week-long session of being fully committed to this new goal of making exercise fun and a priority if there’s no reward in it. While you do reap the benefits of natural rewards such as being healthier, it’s fun to have something else to look forward to. Consider placing a dollar or a quarter into a jar for every workout you complete. You can use these funds at the end of a week or month to reward yourself with a new outfit or something else you’ve been dying to purchase.
When it comes to making exercise fun, it’s more about learning what you despise about exercising or what holds you back and working around that. You don’t have to make your daily exercise routine look like everyone else’s routine, make it unique to you so that you can have fun exercising and stop feeling as if this daily activity is a chore.