If you are like most people, you dread the idea of exercising, especially on your own. However, there are some instances when you cannot exercise at the gym. Whether there is a virus outbreak, inclement weather or another impediment, the time will come when you have to exercise on your own either at home or outside. In fact, some people actually prefer to exercise at home as it is cheaper than a gym membership and does not require driving. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the best ways to have a blast while exercising away from the gym.
Exercise With a Video Game
Tech advances have made it possible to exercise in front of your TV while playing a video game. As an example, Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch console is centered on the use of a new age hula hoop equipped with sensors that replicate your physical movement to on-screen in-game movements. If you do not want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a Switch console and ring fit device, pick up the console’s predecessor, the Wii U.
You can buy a Wii U along with the Wii Fit U game, a motion sensitive Wiimote controller and even a balance board for around $150. Alternatively, virtual reality exercise games are also available for complete gaming immersion. Though virtual reality technology costs a pretty penny, it is a guaranteed way to have fun while burning calories.
Dance the Night Away
Dancing is by far the most enjoyable way of losing weight, getting toned and reaching your fitness potential. You can dance the night away at a local club or turn on your home stereo and have a blast from the comfort of your bedroom or living room. Dancing gets the blood flowing, helping you work up a sweat, shed those pesky pounds and exercise the entirety of your body.
Ride Your Bike
Bike riding gives you the chance to experience the beauty of nature while exercising. This cardiovascular and aerobic activity also provides the opportunity to breathe in fresh, clean air. Be sure to ride your bike up hilly inclines so you can put your leg muscles to work. If the weather is particularly harsh, stay inside and ride a stationary bike while listening to your favorite tunes or watching TV.
Indoor Rock Climbing is the Fun Workout You Have Been Looking For
Indoor rock climbing is incredibly fun yet quite physically demanding. If you are in decent shape, embrace the opportunity to partake in rock climbing with your family/friends and you will be grateful for the experience. Rock climbing is an especially effective workout as it requires strength as well as cardiovascular activity. Furthermore, an intense rock climbing session will also help boost your flexibility, making you that much looser and limber.
Exercise With Your Furry Friend
You will have to take the dog out for a walk at some point in the day and/or night so you might as well turn the event into an exercise session. Go for a jog or walk with your dog and you will knock out two birds with one stone: your furry friend will get some much-needed outdoor activity and you will get the blood pumping after a long day at work.
Enjoy a Nature Hike
Hiking is a surprisingly effective form of exercise as it forces you to maneuver your lower body at different angles to traverse undulating terrain, sidestep tree roots and chart your course through a winding path. Furthermore, studies show the amount of time you spend in nature plays a large role in your personal happiness. Though hiking is not a particularly intense exercise, it will prove beneficial to your mind, body and mood, especially if you partake in a lengthy hike that lasts the entirety of the morning or afternoon.