At this point in the year, your New Year’s resolution to get fit probably seem like a lifetime ago. Rather than wait until next January, though, think about how you can start to take small steps in changing your lifestyle right now. Here are three fun ways to get fit, without having to invest in an expensive gym membership.
Join a Team-Based Sport
Working out can occasionally feel pretty lonely. While some will thrive on this kind of isolation, studies actually show that people are more likely to stick to a regime if they work out with a friend. One of the best ways to do this is to join a local sports team. If you were never interested in football, rugby, or any of the sports at school, don’t worry, there are a bunch of other fun options like ultimate frisbee or roller derby out there. If you need to update your wardrobe or need to grab a pair of skates, or boards before getting started, specialists like Skate Hut will stock everything you need.
Get Your Dancing Shoes On
If you love to dance, you’re in luck. Dancing is a great form of exercise that, when practiced in a safe environment, is encouraged by all industry experts. Not only can you burn calories, but in time you’ll also build muscle tone and improve endurance too. If you feel self-conscious or worry you lack the rhythm, there will be plenty of classes focused at beginners available. Take a look at the Dance UK’s website to see which agencies are in your area. From ballet to contemporary dance or salsa to ballroom, there’s sure to be a school of dance that interests you.
Start your own garden
One final way to get fit that you might not have considered is gardening. An hour spent in the garden pulling weeds and planting vegetables could burn as much as 400 calories, comparable to walking four miles. However, most people find that the most significant change to their health is the change in their diet. Growing your own vegetables is the ideal way to incorporate healthier meals into your day-to-day life. If you live in an urban area, and aren’t fortunate enough to have your own garden, consider taking part in a community gardening project where you can also meet and socialise with new people.