The solution to better weight loss? Find an exercise you love
When people hear the word exercise, they often associate it with going to the gym and using a treadmill or weights. While these are great forms of exercise, there are so many different ways that you can move your body and work towards your goal weight and enjoy yourself at the same time.
For some, the thought of going to a gym can be quite a daunting prospect. Its important that there isn’t an emotional barrier to exercise as you are less likely to commit to doing something that you find intimidating or boring.
There are several ways that you can move more and lose more whilst having fun along the way.
Here are a few different sports that you can get involved in…
Boxing has tremendous benefits for all aspects of your journey to better health. Not only can it help you burn fat rapidly, but it can build muscle strength and boost mental clarity. Get your own boxing bag at home, use the one in your gym or join a local class. Boxing is good for short bursts of intense exercise and can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. So, challenge yourself to boxing as your new workout and reap the rewards that it brings.
Badminton or Tennis
Exercising with others is often a better way to commit to doing something on a long-term basis. Find a partner/s to play Badminton or Tennis with weekly or join a local club. The great thing about these racquet sports are that you can make it less intense by adding other players, so they can be adapted to better suit wherever you are in your weight loss journey. The competition aspect of these sports may make you less likely to give them up and you might just find a hobby that you want to keep up consistently.
Swimming is a really flexible sport as there are so many ways that you can do it; front crawl, back stroke, butterfly, breaststroke and more. A session of swimming can burn the same if not more than a run, and puts less pressure on your joints. Its an approachable sport for all ages and can be a really intense workout or just a way to relax, depending on what you do. Swimming might just be the sport you were looking for to reduce your stress and weigh less.
With lots of trampoline parks popping up all around the country, this sport is no longer something that’s inaccessible to you. It’s a really fun and sociable way to exercise. A lot of parks have obstacle courses and foam pits within them and depending on how hard you push yourself an hour session can burn hundreds of calories. It’s the perfect solution to burning fat whilst having a good time, and you might just forget you are even working out.
So, there you go, 5 different sports that you can try out; because weight loss shouldn’t just be an end goal, you should enjoy yourself along the way.