10 Exercises For People Who Don’t Want To Exercise
Were you one of those who detested P.E at school? I know I did! Does the thought of running make you sweat? Maybe you’ve been considering exercising for a while now, but the thought of joining a gym intimidates you.
You’ll be pleased to know that there’s an exercise out there for everyone, it’s just finding one you like and sticking with it that’s the chore. Don’t start up a sport just because your friend is – they may have found their happy place through hula-hooping, that doesn’t mean you will!
Walking is the easiest way to start burning calories, without putting a strain on your joints. It can also be done everywhere and anywhere, including some very scenic routes. The best part of walking, it won’t cost you a penny!
If the sound of a high-impact class is a little too intense for you, how about trying yoga? Joining a yoga class will develop your core strength, improve your posture and help you burn calories all at the same time! It’s a class which will help you keep those active levels up, without too much impact.
The thought of exercising with a room full of strangers can put some people off, so why not try cycling? It’s a great way to tone up as it uses the biggest muscle group in the body, the leg muscles! It’s easy for anyone to do, you can find bikes for disabled adults or stabilisers if you’re not as confident on two wheels.
Although, a big reason why many of us start exercising is the social element. Being part of finding a sport you love, is the people you play it with! Group activities such as golf are great way to make some new friends and get in some valuable walking time, that is if you don’t use a cart.
You don’t have to start exercise on your own, get your partner to join in with a dance class. Not only is it the perfect bonding activity for you and your partner, but it’s also a way to work on your balance coordination, and dependent on what dance style you opt for, breaking a sweat.
Feeling like you’re confined to a small space isn’t fun for anyone except a magician’s assistant. When you’re hiking, the world is your oyster! Now some may say a hike is just a walk in the woods, but depending on the type or trail it can be very challenging. A briskly paced hike can get your heart rate pulsing and tone up your legs.
Is pain the object in the way of your fitness journey? If you suffer from joint pain and don’t want to put any stress on your body, try swimming. Swimming puts zero pressure on your joints and builds up your cardiovascular endurance, all while burning calorie upon calorie.
Have you fallen in love with a sport? I’d love to know how you discovered your passion for exercise!