Staying in shape, getting fit, building up strength, losing weight. It doesn’t matter how you call it; fitness has become one of the most popular hobbies among the Millennials. Perhaps it is linked to our desire to age gracefully without having to worry about unpleasant health conditions. Or maybe it is the rather tricky matter of building your perfect body. The bottom line is that more and more people are signing up for a gym membership.
Unfortunately, becoming a member doesn’t make you fit. You need to put the work into it, day after day. While it’s easy to be enthusiastic about your fitness goal during the first week, most people can struggle to stay motivated in the long term. Getting your gym motivation back is crucial to making your fitness dream a reality. Unfortunately, when you’ve tried everything, and it still doesn’t work, you might wonder whether you’ll ever manage to find your motivation again. It’s time for an honest checkup with yourself. If going to the gym every other day is a bore, you might want to rethink your fitness strategy. Staying active doesn’t have to include a gym membership. Here are 3 sneaky ways to exercise without noticing it.
Book concert places
Why not combine something you love to your fitness regime. You can turn a concert at your local music venue into an effective fat-burning workout. All you need to do is to pick an artist or a genre you love and book tickets to stand in front of the stage. The typical rock concert can let you burn approximately 400 calories per hour. Who thought that listening to Metallica could bring you a little closer to your fitness goals? The bouncier you get, the more calories you burn. So, when is your next concert?
Grab a few friends and some puzzles
Escape rooms are becoming increasingly popular among puzzle-lovers. Indeed, it’s the perfect night out for a group of friends. You can put your brain to the test during 60 minutes, combining problem-solving skills, memory, teamwork, creative thinking, and even some adrenaline rush. How many calories you get to burn during the hour is unclear. However, according to a study at Westminster University, you can burn around 184 calories just by watching The Shining from your cosy sofa. Now imagine a scary escape room where you are the hero, and you need to escape at all costs. Needless to say, you’ll feel your heart pumping during the entire game! We bet you’ll consume more calories solving puzzles than watching Jack Nicholson break into a door.
Help dogs to socialise
If you’re a dog lover, you know that taking your beloved pet for a walk can burn up to 204 calories per hour. You don’t even need to own a dog to stay active. You can do a good deed by getting in touch with adoption centres and shelters to offer to walk their animals. It’s a brilliant way of helping some of the shy dogs to socialise. In short, you get to kill two birds with one stone: assisting the dogs tin getting adopted and staying fit.
Staying fit is wrongly associated with going to the gym. The gym is a specific environment that doesn’t suit every personality. Thankfully, you can make fitness a fun part of your day-to-day life by finding entertaining loopholes to exercise!