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Fun and Games May Be the Exercise for You

By Tom Herrin

Many of us understand the need for regular exercise, or at least we have read about it.  It is a critical part of any plan for having the best health possible.  Some can really get into an exercise program and enjoy the routineness of it.  Others dread the grind of any such methodical activity.  In fact, all exercise does not have to fit into a set of standard activities.  If we will just do it, we can be far more creative with finding a way to get moving and improve our health.  There are many more games and other things that may challenge us to the extent that we will be healthier.

Do Some Dancing

If you have ever been into dancing, you know how much fun it can be.  For sure, you will be up on your feet and, if you enjoy music, you will be pretty motivated to move with the beat.  You may be surprised at just how much exercise you can get by dancing.  We sometimes dance to a few songs in our family room.  Those 20 or 30 minutes can be  productive.  For those who take dance classes, or belong to dance groups, they may get in hours at a time once or twice a week.  It won't be a heavy activity, but it will be beneficial.


As kids, you probably had a lot of fun if you ever jumped on a trampoline.  It is relatively easy to do since much of your momentum carries you.  It is also a bit of work since you have to manage your body movements as you go.  There are some good small trampolines available that are portable and easy to store.  Once you try one of these, you may find that it fits your needs and allows you to move.  As with anything, you will need to do a little conditioning before going all the way with one.

How about Kayaking?

If you are the more adventurous type, you may want to consider kayaking.  It takes some real practice and skill to be able to roll one, and it takes some hard work to be able to paddle successfully.  Those who really like it will always be looking for the next place to put it into the water.  You may find yourself getting hooked on this before you know it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.

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