Finding the motivation to work out could be challenging at times. There’s always the excuse that you’ll do it tomorrow or that you’re too busy to squeeze in a trip to the gym. Luckily, there are fun activities that you could do to break a sweat that doesn’t necessarily feel like a dreaded workout.
Kickstart your fitness journey with something as simple as going for a walk. When you get the hang of it, you might want to pick up the pace and go for light jogs or a quick run. Mayo Clinic recommends brisk walking as a way to improve heart health and increase your endurance.
Swimming is a great way to cool down, especially when it’s hot outside. Get your bathing suit on and head to the nearest pool or beach for a low-impact aerobic exercise. You’ll get the whole body moving and feel refreshed afterward.
Dance workouts on YouTube are a popular choice for apartment-friendly workouts. Even if you aren’t a seasoned dancer, the steps are usually easy to follow, and the music is very energizing. You could also go crazy with your own moves and create your own choreography.
Whether you enjoy cycling indoors or out in nature, riding a bike is a good form of exercise. Invite friends or family for a leisurely stroll and explore your neighborhood. Who knows, you might even find some even gems along the way.
If you enjoy playing video games, there are titles like Ring Fit Adventure and Just Dance that will get you off the couch. Invite friends over and host a friendly competition. You’ll barely notice time passing by when you’re having a good time.
Skateboarding made its debut at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, and they proved anyone — even 13-year-old girls — can be good at it. Once you’ve gotten down the basic movements, try to learn classic tricks like the ollie.
The secret to consistently exercising is to find something you actually enjoy so it doesn’t feel like a chore. Aim for at least 30 minutes a day of light activity and work your way up as you get better and stronger.