You didn’t think about exercising when you were a youngster since you moved your body while playing. Swinging from monkey bars, racing around the park, and playing soccer with pals were all part of a typical active childhood. If the prospect of working up a sweat makes you feel like a child again, it’s time to think about entertaining methods to become active like a kid again.
Adults should engage in 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical exercise each week. Starting with just 30 minutes each day, you’ll be right in the centre of the range. But no one wants to waste half an hour a day on something they despise. You’ll get the most out of your favourite physical activities and keep coming back for more.
Here’s a list of things that will get your heart beating while also adding some fun to your calendar.
It’s time to get ready, set, and play!
Games involving walking or running
Walking or jogging is a simple and accessible form of exercise, but circling your neighbourhood may soon get tedious.
You can download a plethora of applications that will turn your walk or run into an experience. Zombies, Run! immerses you in a zombie apocalypse, with zombies chasing you as you try to collect supplies for your settlement. Geocaching games, such as Ingress or Pokémon GO, require you to interact with virtual things in your real-world environment.Have a dance party
When was the last time you danced to your favourite music? Let your hair down, close the blinds if you have curious neighbours, turn up the music, and begin moving. It’ll only take you roughly eight songs to complete your 30 minutes, so choose your greatest bangers to get your pulse racing!
Create your own exercise routine
If the thought of going to a gym class or paying for one puts you off working out, don’t worry: you can achieve the same results at home. Make use of the pre-made Healthier. Workouts, or create your own own schedule with particular exercises.
Frisbee is a fun and simple way to get some exercise with a buddy. Count how many times you can toss the frisbee back and forth without dropping it, and then ask them to make you sprint for it to make it more of a workout.
Attempt to catch and kick
Anyone who has children knows that entertaining them might often take precedence over caring after one’s own health. Take two birds to the park to kick a football or toss a ball back and forth after killing them with one stone. After everyone has honed their kicking, throwing, and catching talents, challenge them to throw or kick far and make you race for it.
Use the stairwell
Taking the stairs rather than an escalator or lift is a terrific way to engage the key muscle groups in the legs and glutes. Although it may not seem to be the most enjoyable way to exercise, climbing the stairs whenever possible might help you get a surprising amount of exercise into your day. You can even become a competitive stair climber if you become addicted.
Meetings on foot
If your business requires a lot of meetings, consider having a ‘walking meeting’ once a day. Get out of your stuffy office and onto the sidewalk, or maybe a local park, to take a few steps as you speak business. When you’re outdoors throughout the day, remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, and Slide!
Swing dancing, tap dancing, ballet, or salsa are just a few of the various dance forms that will elevate your heart rate and test your coordination. Most dance courses accept one-time or term-based registrations, allowing you to test one style for a few months before switching it up.
Hiking is number nine.
etting out in nature is a terrific way to stretch your legs and take in some of the state’s breathtaking sights. Do you need some ideas about where to go? Every Friday, check out our #weekendactivetip for a wonderful place to go active in Queensland.
Climbing on rocks
As you mount a rock wall, you’ll test your strength and feel the excitement of defying gravity. On one of Queensland’s outdoor climbs, look for an indoor gym or an instructor who can teach you the ropes.
A water balloon fight
Making it a competition is the greatest method for some individuals to become active. Get a group of friends together, load a basket with pre-filled balloons, and try not to get wet!
Take your dog to a meetup for dogs.
Every day, many Queenslanders get their steps in by walking their dogs. If you have a dog, consider attending a dog meeting, where you may meet other dog owners and go on a walk, run, or hike together.
Learn how to jump rope.
Jumping rope is a wonderful aerobic activity that can quickly raise your heart rate. Learn a jump rope routine — you can find lessons for anything from simple tricks to complex routines on the internet.
Work on your yoga arm balance.
Think again if you thought yoga was only about gentle flows and deep breaths. Arm balances need core, arm, and shoulder strength, as well as the concentration that yoga is known for. Begin with something simple and dedicate some time each week to improving your strength.
Participate in a team sport
Playing sports as part of a team may help you stay active while also allowing you to meet new people and feel more connected to your community. This collection of links will take you to sports groups and events around the state, or you may search for your favourite sport in the My Community directory.