Fitness Fun!

Written by Richard Moore


If you'd rather have teeth pulled than hop on an exercise bike, you're not alone.

Findingrepparttar motivation to squeeze your bottom into a pair of Lycra shorts is just too much to bear after a exhausting day atrepparttar 149951 office. So what's a weight conscious person to do?

You want to get more active, but you want it to be fun too. What's so unreasonable about that? Nothing. What's more, there are plenty of ways to feelrepparttar 149952 burn that means you don't have to go within a mile of that nasty, mean old gym instructor.

And while you may not get an aerobic workout with most of these activities, you can see how they will add up to affect your overall activity levels and help you tone up - as you have a bit of fun too!

Activity Boost Level: Mild

Kiss Me Pucker up with a loved one and your heart will start racing. Put a bit of oomph into it and you'll not only get flushed, you'll be working it that part harder too.

Laugh It Off Laughing is thought to improve your immune system and skin condition. Rent a good comedy or get together with a friend who really gets you giggling to feelrepparttar 149953 immediate benefits.

Make Love Boost your activity levels by making whoopee. And, if you feel in a frisky mood, a particularly vigorous session can give you a really good aerobic workout.

Scream for Your Team The last time you screamed for your local sports team you'll have felt your blood pumping. If you watched last year's Stanley Cup Final, even better!

The Write Stuff An hour spent furiously scribbling can really give you an energy boost, especially if you're concentrating hard.

8 Ways To Fall In Love With Fitness

Written by Richard Moore


No, it's not impossible. You can fall in love with exercise instead of having that dreaded feeling every time you lace up your sneakers. The trick to falling in love with fitness is finding something you love to do, and trying new things because you may discover a dormant passion for line dancing, snow shoeing, or even something as exotic as fencing. It's time to uncover your inner athlete and fall in love all over again!

Balls, Bosu and Barrels If you wererepparttar kid who was always climbingrepparttar 149950 monkey bars and ropes atrepparttar 149951 park, you'll have tons of fun getting fit with these fitness tools. Exercise balls can be used for all kinds of abdominal exercises, a Bosu is a neat device for balance training and core stability exercises, and you can use a small barrel for practicing Pilates all inrepparttar 149952 comfort of your own home. So next time your atrepparttar 149953 park with your kids, they'll be chasing you onrepparttar 149954 monkey bars!

Square Dancing This energetic style of dance may look strange to you but it's great exercise and great fun! This folk dancing tradition has existed in Canada for hundreds of years and has maintained its popularity as a social activity often deemed "friendship set to music." Now this form of dance is even more popular as people are doh-si-dohing their way to being fit! Don't knock IT before you try it! You may forget you're getting fit because you're having so much fun!

Snowshoeing Snowshoes are thousands of years old, and Native Canadians used to use snowshoes as a form of transport. Only inrepparttar 149955 last century has snowshoeing become a recreational sport. Now, Canadians acrossrepparttar 149956 country are strapping on their snowshoes and heading forrepparttar 149957 trails to spend some time outdoors, at one with nature, while boosting cardiovascular fitness and toning their backsides. Today's modern snowshoes are typically lightweight, aluminum frames with fabric decks and strap bindings as opposed torepparttar 149958 classic bent-wood frames crisscrossed with rawhide strips. In recent years, many celebrities have talked aboutrepparttar 149959 physical benefits of snowshoeing, especially when it comes to toning your glutes and quads.

Snowshoes are inexpensive compared to skis and snowboards, and snowshoeing is not a difficult sport, but don't let that fool you into thinking you are not getting a good workout. Using poles, whether specially designed for snowshoeing or made for cross-country skiing, they will help you maintain balance and give your upper body a good workout too, especially when you're doing some intense climbing.

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