10 Ways to Stay Active without Hitting the Gym!

5. Take Dance Lessons with your Significant Other or BFFdance

Ok, here is the tough part: Convince your partner to take some dance lessons. Dancing will give you quite the workout, plus it has the added benefits of being both fun and romantic. Think about all your options here. You can pick from anything from Ball Room Dancing, to Line Dancing, to Latin etc. Pick something that sounds fun to you and go for it. You’ll enjoy the extra one on one time with your partner/BFF as well.

6. Chase your Kids around the Park

You’d be surprised at how much of a work out you’ll get playing catch with your kids. Time will fly while you are having fun and your children will enjoy the extra time with you. Go play!

7. Turn up the Music and Dance around the Living Room

While you’re dusting, unloading the dishwasher or straightening up the kids’ rooms, play some of your favorite upbeat music and dance around in the house. Not only will you get your heart rate up, but you’ll also have more fun doing some of those chores.

8. Go for a Swim at the Beach or Your Local Community Poolgo-for-a-swim

Swimming makes for some great exercise. It is low impact and easy on your joints. Start by swimming a few laps, or play in the pool with your kids. Staying moving in the pool for an hour (laps, treading water, playing Marco Polo, etc.), can burn around 450 calories.

9. Go for a Bike Ride

Take the whole family on a bike ride. You can ride through your neighborhood in the evenings or plan a longer trip for the weekend. Pack a picnic for extra fun and start pedaling.

10. Go for a Hike

Look for some hiking trails in your area and go for a hike. This could be a fun activity for you and a friend, or take the entire family along. Start with some easy trails and work yourself up to some longer or steeper trails.

Go ahead, pick one or two of the activities and get moving. I’m sure you’ll come up with plenty of versions of your own. The most important thing is to find something you enjoy, so you’ll stick with it. Get out there and get moving today.

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