No one can deny the truth that exercising is a good project to get involved in. However many will agree that exercising is far from the most entertaining activity they participate in. Most people see exercising as a tedious chore rather than an interesting activity. There are the rare few that find the value of the recreational activity of exercising and live full lives because of it. However, now it is time to let everyone else see the worth of making exercise something fun rather than a chore.
The trend of dropping weight loss programs is more popular than the trend of actually dropping weight. In order to truly get beyond the mindset that losing weight is a chore you need to make weight loss a fun and entertaining venture. The way some people do this is by participating in recreational sports like basketball, soccer, softball, etc. If you aren’t interested in sport venues perhaps something as exotic as dancing will intrigue you.
Not only do many people fear the monotony of exercising, they also fear the loss of a social life. Exercising can easily pass as one of the most social activities you can do in your daily life. It’s just a matter of finding the right people and fitting an activity into each of your lives. The best results come from an hour of exercising four days a week. That’s four hours during your week that you can focus on something fun and social.
Thinking of working out as a “leisure activity” is one of the best ways to change your current mindset about exercising. You’ll throw away the bad connotations of exercising and bring upon it a new light.
In an attempt to find the most valuable exercises (both for social aspects as well as getting an entertaining workout) many trainers have found activities like belly dancing, poll dancing and strip dancing to be entertaining as well as give a worthwhile exercise.
Pole dancing requires upper body strength so you can keep yourself held up. Strip dancing is actually a great cardio workout. Between the hip thrusts, kicking and twisting your abdominals your heart is going to get pumping and you’re very likely to be sweating at the end of your lessons. Doing this with a group of friends is another great way to make this activity even more fun than doing it alone. You’ll get a decent abdominal workout just from laughing at each other.
The important aspect of losing weight is having fun. That’s the only way you’ll ever bring yourself to dedicate as much time as is required to actually make your efforts worth it. Your body will start slimming when you have fun and your strength will increase. Make your workout regimens exactly what you want. Don’t just exercise because you know you’re supposed to. When exercising becomes worth your time you’ll have the devotion and dedication to continue this healthy venture. Fitness doesn’t have to be a bland experience; it becomes as fun as you’re willing to make it.