10 Workouts That Donít Feel Like Workouts
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Healthy Ways To Begin the Day
out the local real estate.
your neighborhood (or any neighborhood you admire) is a natural
workout that is also an effective way to clear your head and reflect
on the day. I get a 45-minute walk in while my son is at his music
lesson. If youre tired of walking around your own hood,
explore one youve been curious about. You just might find
a good scoop on real estate while youre at it.
have to be intensive all-day expeditions (though this is a very
primal thing to do). Most towns have well-maintained, short hiking
trails available nearby if you simply do some digging. Even a brisk
walk around the local park is energizing. Make a point of getting
out into the fresh air and soaking up a little vitamin-D-recharging
sunlight as often as you can. I think 20 or 30 minutes daily of
fresh air and light exposure is essential for good health
so do it as often as you can. A hike doesnt need
to kill you for days afterwards; an hour and a local hill are all
near a lakefront or beach, invest 20 bucks in a good array of Nerf
balls, Frisbees and other amateur sports equipment for some carefree
physical fun with the family or your buddies. Do this once a week
and itll feel like socializing instead of a workout (weve
been doing Sunday group workouts like Frisbee and its been
a blast). Thats really the whole message I want to reinforce
here: exercise is a natural, enjoyable, and refreshing part of life,
not another relentless chore on your to-do list. Reframe your mental
image of exercise and watch your health improve.
with the kids.
quality time with your kids. Rough house, toss around a baseball,
visit the local pool, have a water balloon fight in the backyard,
get into a pillow fight (careful on the last one, dads). Physical
play is a bonding activity that doesnt even feel like exercise.
rearranging your furnishings is great for your mental health, but
its also a good physical workout. Obviously you wouldnt
do this every week, but if you havent given your digs a refresh
in a while, try it. All that pushing and pulling is a phenomenal
weight-bearing workout session that the gym rats tirelessly replicate.
Youve got your own gym at home (and talk about
a great way to clear your head and get into the moment).
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