Fast weight loss isn't always healthy, so when I say "fast" I mean 1-2 pounds…
Who said that losing weight had to be monotonous and exhausting? Nobody wants to be “pushed to the max” by a personal trainer shouting in their ear for an hour while paying them a small fortune for the pleasure of it! Nonetheless, losing weight and becoming healthy is key to living a happier and more successful life. So what are you to do if you want to achieve your health goals sans the shouty personal trainer and ludicrous gym membership fees? Luckily for you, there are loads of things you can do to get yourself to the stage where you love the look of your body and feel great mentally. This post will cover a few options you can begin immediately and, in most cases, with minimal cost.
Consider Kayaking Or Canoeing
The first option in this post takes a little bit of research to get started, but once you’re away, the benefits are enormous. If you’re entirely green to the world of kayaking or canoeing, your best bet is you seek out a reputable canoeing resource that can get you up to speed with the basics of vessel selection and personal equipment, and most importantly, safety. Once you have taken some time to see if it’s the right option, you can benign search for locations that offer canoe rental and begin to reap the health benefits.
But what is it that makes this pastime such a fantastic option for shedding serious amounts of weight? Essentially, while canoeing and kayaking might appear quaint on the surface, there is a lot of cardiovascular work and muscle use involved in both of these activities. However, as with all the other activities mentioned here, you’ll need to stick to it and remain consistent if you want to see results. Nothing happens overnight, and once you become au fait with it, you will discover that what seemed like hard work at eh benign is now a walk in the park…speaking of which…
Go For A Long Hike
If the last option doesn’t seem like your bag, hiking is undoubtedly the most efficient and straightforward way to begin your fitness and health journey. All you will need are a pair of sneakers and the will to get out and stuck into nature. However, don’t fall into the trap that hiking is easy; you still need to take time to get used to it before you head out into the wilderness; otherwise, you may never be seen again.
When you have a better understanding of hiking and feel that your fitness levels are enough to hike, you can start planning more adventurous routes and heading out to locations that will see the fat melt from your body. Just ensure that you inform someone close to you of your route and estimated time wherever you go. Moreover, if you plan on venturing into the wild, make sure you invest in the right gear, including decent hiking boots, navigation equipment, and enough water to last you longer than you estimate.
Learn To Dance
Dancing is one of those activities that are not only healthy but leaves you with a giant grin on your face no matter how exhausted you are! This option gives you two choices:
- Visit your local dancing class and learn some moves while getting fit.
- Learn to dance by yourself and go wild when nobody’s watching!
It’s really up to you how you want to go about it, but if you are serious about getting better at the activity, a dance class will be your best bet. Moreover, you will meet others which can be beneficial if you are also looking to make friends. Conversely, if you simply want to lose weight and aren’t interested in learning the correct way to cha cha, you can put on some headphones, switch on your favorite tunes and simply let loose!
Get Into Gardening
You might be surprised to see gardening on this list, but it is much healthier for you physically and mentally than you might think. Aside from the fun factor, it gets you outdoors into the fresh air and uses your body from all sorts of angles to plant, pot, weed, and sow! Although you won’t find yourself losing the same kind of weight as you might with canoeing or dancing, it’s still a respectable way to get healthier and have fun at the same time. Moreover, you can grow the healthy foods you need for your body to function at its peak, all organic and fresh.
Hop On Your Bike Instead Of Taking The Car
If you want to lose weight, the most apparent course of action is to jump on your bike instead of driving whenever possible. While you might not be able to in all situations, there are usually far more chances if you make a conscious effort to think about it. If you can maintain consistency, your fitness levels will increase, and your wallet will be fatter from not having to fill up with expensive gas.
Go For A Swim In The Pool Or Sea
Swimming is a great activity…but you already know that. However, while swimming in a pool is great, if you are competent enough, you’ll find that sea swimming is far better at burning the calories. Nonetheless, regardless of where you swim, it’s a very healthy option to get you into tip-top shape.
Learn Yoga For Its Plethora Of Benefits
Yoga is the edgy cousin of the other activities listed here, but one that is worth considering if you want to reap a wide range of healthy benefits. Many folks dismiss yoga as not being active enough to facilitate weight loss, but rest assured, after your first secession, you will be sweating like crazy and gasping for air! Moreover, the benefits extend far beyond slimming down. You will learn how to breathe correctly (sounds odd but true), increasing your flexibility to scary levels!
Play Frisbee In The Park
The final option is perhaps the most fun while remaining energetic and sociable. Frisbee is a fantastic way to get your heart pumping and your waistline slimmer because it is essentially a cardio workout. Whether you play with a group of people or on your own, the results will be the same.
Losing weight need not be an expensive core. As you can see from the options in this post, there are plenty of activities you can participate in that will help you get fitter while still enjoying yourself, which is important because losing weight takes time, and you need to enjoy an activity if you are to stick to it.