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What If Exercise Was More Fun?

By Tom Herrin

Even though most of us recognize the need to get more regular exercise, it often falls short at that point.  While some of us learn to enjoy a good workout and the feeling it provides, many others dread the thought of it.  It is not always due to fact that they don't want to move around, but it may be because they simply find all of the physical activities they know of to be extremely dull or boring.  Being creatures of habit, we may not be aware of what kinds of activities are out there.  We can break the stereotypes as there are lots of activities that may provide good exercise from which we can benefit.

How About a Little Rolling?

As we get older, we sometimes forget activities we may have done as kids, and they may not have even seemed like exercise then.  I was never a very good skater, but as an adult I have done some ice skating.  I haven't done it much because it always wears me out.  Rollerblading or roller skating are pretty easy to do almost anywhere.  Once you get the hang of it, you may find yourself having fun and doing it more often.  

Do You Enjoy Water Activities?

Usually when we think of water sports, we think of skiing or swimming.  Kayaking is something that may never enter our minds.  Those I know who participate in this got hooked.  They are constantly looking for new places to do this.  It can be a good exercise that gets the whole body involved.  It requires you to use and develop your arms for propelling you and the rest of your body will be busy keeping you upright.  It can be a challenge and a good workout.

When Was the Last Time You Were on a Trampoline?

If you have never jumped on a trampoline, you have missed out.  If you have, you know how easy it is to do.  It doesn't take long to get hooked.  While it may not seem like much work, it is enjoyable enough that you may spend a lot of time doing it without ever realizing you are working out at all.  Once you spend a good bit of time doing so and get off, you may be able to feel the difference.  It is one of those activities that feels like it can drive itself.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntersville, N.C.

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