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Staying Fit With 5 Fun Activities

By Brandi Swieter

Staying fit isn’t always easy, but there are ways to make it more enjoyable. It doesn’t always have to be about gym workouts. With some fun activities, people can work up a sweat while feeling like they’re not even exercising at all. Try out five fun activities to get in some fitness time easily.

Dancing

All a person has to do to get their fitness on is dance. It doesn’t mean going out dancing at a nightclub either. Just a little dancing at home, even while getting housework done, can go a long way in terms of burning calories. Dance in the shower (but don't slip). Dance in the dark. Dance on the way down the driveway to get in the car. Do anything to get the body moving and the muscles working.

Gymnastics

No, gymnastics isn’t just for kids. Anyone can improve their balance and coordination with the help of the many rings, pads, and other equipment available. Plenty of gyms have an area like this that allow people the space to flip, jump, somersault, and balance on beams.

Playground

Playgrounds may be common outlets for children, but adults can take advantage of the free spaces to play throughout town as well. Go when no one’s around and use the monkey bars to get in a great arm workout, all while feeling like a kid again.

Tag

Another kid-friendly option that adults can do, and have some real fun at the same time, is pick a childhood game to play. Tag is a great option because it gets people running while enjoying some time together feeling like kids. Grab a group of friends and go to the park for a game of tag. If that feels a bit too childish, turn it into a game of capture the flag instead so there’s at least the element of football added to it for a more adult-friendly option.

Video Games

No, people can’t sit around on the couch playing video games and expect to burn calories. They can, however, try some interactive video games that get them up and moving. The Wii system, as well as Playstation Kinect and Xbox Live, have certain games that allow people to interact with their bodies. Swing your arm to hit the tennis ball with the on-screen racket or dance to a game of Just Dance. That’s only the beginning.

With these five fun activities completed, you’ll have worked up a sweat without even realizing you were working out. Staying fit can be fun with the right hobbies and recreational events. It’s an easy way to burn calories and build muscle.

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

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