One of the reasons why some people find it difficult to exercise is that they are bored by it. They can’t stand going on a treadmill and walking for 45 minutes or they simply detest the gym.
The good news is that you can find other ways to burn calories and lose weight. This is what this post is about: fun ways in which you can burn calories. So, if you dislike traditional workouts, here are some ways for you to be active and to burn extra calories.
This is one of the best ways to move your body and enjoy yourself too. Dancing is one of those activities in which you can burn a lot of calories without even noticing it. You can find yourself dancing for hours without feeling tired until much later.
Dancing is a great activity because you move your entire body, perform complex motions and steps, and you can burn a lot of calories with it.
There are a lot of different ways to dance, many styles, and many places to do it in. You can take a class, go dancing with your spouse, or simply go to a club. You can also check out this dancing program: Shake Your Booty in 30 Days.
Play a Ball Game
Most cardio workouts are solitary affairs. Yes, you can go out walking with a friend or even cycle as part of a team. However, you’re not engaged in a team activity, you’re just doing a solitary workout with other people.
Playing a ball game such as basketball, soccer, or softball is a great way to get some outdoor activity with friends or colleagues. Similarly to dancing, when you play a ball game you may find that you can be active for a long time without feeling it until much later. If you’re the kind of person who thrives in company, find a ball game that you like and play it regularly. You will burn a lot of calories and have fun too.
Build a Snow Man
When a friend visited me for a few days during the previous winter, we found ourselves in the midst of a blizzard. I don’t remember who came up with the idea of building a snowman, and we ended with the ugliest one in creation, but it was a lot of fun.
The surprising thing is that it was also physically hard. Moving all that snow around, and even walking through the deep snow was not easy, so I felt like we got ourselves a pretty good workout and we had a blast together too.
Take a Stroll With Your Baby
New moms have it bad. Not only do they need to struggle with the pregnancy weight they gained during their term but they’re also super-busy with taking care of their new baby. Is it any wonder that they can’t find the time to workout?
One way to get some exercise while spending time with your baby is to take a stroll. Your baby will enjoy the fresh air and you will enjoy the extra burned calories from walking. By the way, this piece of advice also applies to fathers.
Play catch with your kids (or any other sport)
With rising rates of childhood obesity, what better way to spend time with your childre than playing some sort of sport with them. Whether it’s a game of catch or tossing them a football in the park, or playing some basketball with them, you’d be doing a lot of good for the health of your child and for your health as well.
Walk Your Dog
One of the ways to make exercise fun is to do it with a friend. Why not make it your best friend?
Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to burn some calories. Since you need to do it anyway, you might as well make it a real walk and not just a short stroll. Your dog could do with the exercise and you will benefit from it as well.
There are hundreds of exercises and workouts that you can do to burn body fat. You can do home workouts or gym workouts of every shape or form. What you can also do are one or more of the activities that I outlined above. While they may not make traditional workouts completely unnecessary, they will give you greater options to be active, burn more calories, and lose weight.
Do you have more ideas for fun ways to burn calories? List them in the comments below.