Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fun Ways to Exercise

Motivation is the key to staying on track, when becoming and staying fit and healthy. Including fun exercises to break off the routine that regular classes or scheduled activities bring, will increase the likelihood of staying on the path of a healthier lifestyle.

Here are a few ways to get moving, that will take the rigidness out of your routine:

1. Exercise with your kids!
Chasing your kids around the park or the yard is a great way to get fit, and have a wonderful time! The kids get moving as well, so it becomes even more of a win-win situation!

2. Strap on the Rollerblades!
Moving through the park on Rollerblades is a fun way to get moving! Stay safe, and wear pads and a helmet, and watch out for slower moving people.

3. Jump on a trampoline!
If you have the space to put large trampoline in your yard, I definitely recommend it. Make sure it has a safety net, so you and your family can have a safe time, jumping together!

4. Belly dance!
When my daughter and me first began to belly dance, we laughed alot at ourselves! Fun, especially when you give up being perfect, at least in the beginning, this is a great way to move!

5. Yoga!
Challenging, but calming, this ancient exercise is a wonderful way to center yourself. It is relatively easy to find a class for beginners everywhere. DVD's are also widely available! Namaste!

As with all exercise programs, make sure you have checked with your health care professional before starting any program! Always use reasonable safety precautions!

Have fun!

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