For some people, the gym doesn’t sound like much fun, and being in great shape does not require 20 hours a week at the gym. There are plenty of other ways to keep your body moving.
Don’t be afraid to get creative, and find what works for your personality. Allow yourself the permission to explore, and check out a few suggestions on how to stay active without all that boring gym time.
Work on DIY projects
Working on do-it-yourself projects will get you up off your duff and moving. There is always something that needs to be fixed, or could use an upgrade, around the house. Make your own “honey-do” list, and work your way through each small project.
A common DIY need can be found in the bathroom. Mold and mildew often attack the caulking in showers and around tubs. Cleaning and rejuvenating your bath/shower area won’t take more than a day, but you’ll get a thorough workout.
If you’re looking for an outside project, try upgrading the curb appeal of your home or adding that super sealant ceramic coating to your trusty sea vessel. Summer is just around the corner, and there is plenty of fun to be had on the water.
Play outside with the kids
Having kids will keep you on your toes. If you’re looking to get more active, try playing outside with the kids. Just a few minutes with your spawned energy conduits will get your heart bumping and beating in no time.
Get a high energy dog
If you’re not really into the kids thing, try getting a high energy dog. Taking care of a dog is more work than most people realize, and you will definitely have to get up off of the couch to do so adequately.
Walking and playing with your dog is not only great exercise, but it will help to nurture a strong bond between you and your pet. Get a dog from a shelter, and save two lives!
Plant a veggie garden
Planting a veggie garden takes lots of physical labor. You also have to maintain the garden to eventually produce tasty vegetables, so the activity is ongoing.
Not only will planting a veggie garden keep you active for several months of the year, a fresh vegetable garden will provide safe, healthy food for you and your family.
Coach a little league team
You could always consider coaching a local little league team. There aren’t usually any educational prerequisites for coaching the little tykes. You can get up and moving with the kids, while also providing a positive role model. Make a difference in the lives of others while staying active.