Ideas on Fun Ways to Exercise
When exercising doesn't feel like a chore, people are more likely to stick with this healthy lifestyle choice. These fun ways to exercise may provide you with needed motivation to get yourself moving!
While rebounding offers a fun workout, try taking a large trampoline outdoors and jumping along with the entire family.
A 150-lb. person can burn 238 calories per hour of trampoline jumping.
Walking with Dogs
If you have a dog, you have a built-in excuse to go outside. Dogs love walks, and if you need a gentle way to ease into a more active lifestyle, taking Fido out every day is a wonderful way to do it.
A leisurely stroll will burn about 200 calories per hour for a 180-lb. person.
Hiking the Trails
For more intense walking, try hiking. Not only will you get the benefit of fresh air and challenging trails, you can also take in beautiful views. Trails, mountains and valleys are all good options for hiking -- for added fun, take a partner.
A 175-lb. person hiking hills while carrying a light load burns nearly 600 calories per hour.
Hit the Dance Floor
It doesn't matter whether you do the Samba, Mambo or Electric Slide -- dancing is fun! Why not take a class at your local dance studio with your spouse or significant other? You'll dance your way to a fitter body without it feeling a chore.
Burn almost 400 calories per hour of dancing if you weigh 160 lbs.
Take an indoor cycling class if having others around motivates you. Or ride your bike outdoors when the weather is great. Either way, this is another fun way to exercise, especially when you do it with a partner.
Even at a slow biking pace, a 195-lb. person can burn over 300 calories per hour.
Strap on a pair of rollerblades and glide your way to a workout. This exercise is perfect for toning legs and glutes, while also being a great calorie burner.
A 150-lb. person can burn over 800 calories per hour rollerblading.
Team sports are simply fun, whether you take part in a game of volleyball, frisbee, soccer or tennis. You get the social benefits along with the healthy ones. Diving, spiking and chasing volleyballs help to scorch plenty of calories.
An hour of beach volleyball can burn over 500 calories if you weigh 150 lbs.