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Exercising is hard, especially if you aren’t used to it. But you may not realise that you can have fun and get healthy at the same time. Here are some suggestions for healthy and fun activities.
Attend Local Health and Fitness Classes
Working out together has been a staple way to socialise and get healthy. Since Victorian times, people have used local amenities as a way to get together, have some fun and learn from each other. The 1980s had aerobics. But today you can usually find all kinds of activities at your local swimming centre or gym. Whether you’re looking for Gyms in Wokingham or elsewhere, modern gyms now offer a variety of activities for every fitness level. Popular activities include spin, yoga, lift, pilates and even Zumba. Typical sports include tennis, badminton and squash. But more extensive activities include martial arts, dance and swim classes. Any of these are excellent ways of learning something new while making friends and staying active, and some are even free.
Spend Time Playing with the Kids
Children can be a handful. And while that might seem like a bad thing, it means you can actually shed some calories while spending time having fun. Just playing at home is surprisingly engaging and tiring. Meaning you and the kids will enjoy a great afternoon nap. And for even more fun while achieving your daily movement goals, you can try playing outside in the garden while the weather permits. Activities like swingball, football, and even pushing the kids on swings are great fun. And all involved can get a little bit more healthy, one laugh at a time.
Have Fun and Get Healthy with PSVR Games
The video games industry is bigger than ever, with a global worth of almost $20 billion. There are many consoles you can choose from. But the best-selling one is the PlayStation 4. And the PS4 is compatible with the PSVR headset. Here are some games for getting fit while having fun:
- Creed: Rise to Glory: train with Rocky in the gym and fight boxers from the franchise.
- The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: use your entire body to fend off zombie attacks.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR: explore a vast world, using your arms for all weapons.
You might not think so, but playing VR games requires far more energy than you initially realise. For example, just aiming a weapon can test your arm strength. And working out in a VR gym during a Rocky-style montage is extremely fun, nostalgic and tiring. And then you have to fight.
Group Park Activities
No matter where you live, you’re never too far from a park or open space area. And these are lovely places to get some fresh air, stretch your legs and meet up with people. And because you have so much space, you can take up activities such as jogging and running, cycling and even rowing on public lakes. You can do any of these in a group, which adds to the fun and helps you to stay socially active without being glued to a smartphone screen. And if you just want to be alone, parks are great for clearing your head and getting the dog some exercise.
Explore Healthier Cooking
There are many fitness and exercise classes you can attend in your local rec centres. However, there are also many practical classes you can take part in. Almost everyone enjoys cooking. And cooking fresh food for yourself and your family is an excellent way to get healthier. Yet you can still cook the wrong things from a health perspective. And it can be tricky to adjust your meals. Of course, you can read healthy eating cookbooks or watch TV shows. But you can have fun with friends and family by booking healthy cooking classes together.
Exercise doesn’t need to be boring. You can have fun and get healthy by attending classes with friends, playing VR games and taking part in group activities in the great outdoors.