Everyone knows that working out is good for you. That’s not the issue, of course; people don’t work out because they’re busy, or because working out is hard, or they just find exercise boring. However, a few simple alternative exercises can help alleviate these problems.
Today we’re taking a look at some of the most fun alternative exercises you can start right now. These are great for any busy professional, stay-at-home parent, or aspiring fitness enthusiast. Let’s get into shape!
Yoga is equal parts meditation and exercise. While many yoga practitioners appreciate the spiritual aspects of the practice, it’s also great for anyone looking for low-impact, stress-free workouts. Numerous yoga studios are open in cities all over the US, and plenty of guided workouts exist online.
One of the best things about yoga is that you don’t need much in the way of equipment to get started. All you really need is a yoga mat and a big enough space to stretch out. This allows you to get in your workout in a small area, on your own schedule. It’s easy to see why yoga is so popular now in the US, given how well it slots into any busy schedule and small space.
On the more aggressive side, practicing martial arts can be a great way to make exercise fun and competitive. Boxing, karate, and kung fu are a few examples of popular martial arts that can help you get into shape. While you’ll need a bit more in the way of equipment and space, this is a very fun way to tackle fitness.
We’d recommend going to a proper gym or dojo to get into a martial arts routine. As these fields are a bit intensive and potentially dangerous, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got a good teacher to help guide you through.
Get a Dog
If you’re looking for a good way to stay active, you could get an active pup from your local animal shelter. Dogs are loving and loyal, and they’ll keep you on your feet.
Most dogs make great running buddies, and they love to go to the park and play catch. Dogs are great for single people who want to exercise but might not have anyone available to join them for a quick bout of cardio.