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Fun Ways to Get More Exercise

Fun Ways to Get More Exercise

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Find yourself inventing all kinds of excuses when it comes to exercise? If the thought of working out in a gym breaks you into a cold sweat, then why not try these fun ways to get your blood pumping and stay healthy. You might be surprised at how many calories you can burn while enjoying yourself!

 

Hiking with Mates

Hiking is a great all-­round exercise that strengthens muscles and bones plus improving cardiovascular fitness. Striding around in the fresh air and sunshine is also beneficial for exercising your mind and your senses. There are plenty of awesome hiking trails just a short drive from Brisbane CBD, and just a 2 1/2 hour moderate intensity hike is all you need to reap loads of health benefits.

 

Salsa Dancing

You can salsa nearly every night of the week thanks to a lively social salsa scene in Brisbane. Not only is swinging your hips and twirling around to Latin beats a fun way to spend a night, but salsa is also one of the best exercises for toning muscles, improving bone and joint health and lowering cholesterol ­ not to mention a great way to meet new people.

 

Hula Hooping

If you thought hula hooping was something you did in the 70s, think again. This retro art is alive and well in Brisbane thank to hooping classes and workshops. Just 10 minutes of hula hooping can burn the same amount of calories as if you were doing a brisk walk or step aerobics. Health benefits of consistent hula hooping (i.e., you have to master the art!) include weight loss; toning arms, legs, abs and back; improved flexibility and coordination; and even improved digestion!  

 

Bike to Work

Ditch the car and join in Brisbane’s cycling initiative for a fun way to get fit and save on petrol costs. Biking on a daily basis improves cardiovascular fitness, strengthens leg and butt muscles and is gentle on joints. There are a number of popular commuter routes across the city that have been specially mapped out for cyclists so you can get to work safely. Check them out and see which one best suits you.

 

Group Classes

Exercising with a bunch of other people is always more fun than slogging it out on your own, and the ‘we’re all in this together’ attitude can be a great motivational boost. With Active Parks events held in 50 local parks across Brisbane, you don’t even need to step foot in a gym. This programme has classes ranging from cross training and tai chi to Pilates and Zumba designed for all levels of ability. It is a fun way to improve your health and fitness in the fresh air!

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