Let’s face it. Not all of us enjoy the stress, strain and outright competitiveness of organised team sports. And some of us don’t really like the idea of exercise at all. *Puts hands up*
But there are still ways that we can be active – and have fun while we’re doing it. This post is going to look at activities which are both accessible and enjoyable. It’s all about getting out there and doing it.
This may not seem like a very exciting activity, but walking is great exercise for young and old alike. It’s also heartily recommended by government researchers, who say that adults should do a brisk 10-minute walk as often as possible. So, if you’re not sporty but you want to get active, this is the perfect way to start.
A walk could take the form of a hike to the shops, a trek through your local park or a ramble across the countryside – it doesn’t matter where you go, because the important thing is simply that you do it. This is also a wonderful way to spend time with your family, because you can always walk or hike together. Picking up the little ones from school can be a great opportunity for a shared walk.
Taking the plunge and going for a regular swim is an enjoyable way to get active. It can also be really fun for you and the rest of your family. It’s probably best to start swimming at a slow pace when you first start out, because this form of exercise can be surprisingly tiring. But once you get used to it, you’ll be getting on swimmingly. Kids also just love visiting the pool, because it gives them a chance to splash and play while getting a dose of much-needed exercise.
Roller skates, also known as ‘quad’ roller skates, can be a brilliant way for kids and adults to get active and have loads of fun while they’re doing it. If you look at quad skates from a company like Skate Hut you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. So, you could soon be decked out in a pair of skates to suit your style. Skating isn’t just good exercise. It’s also a great way to develop poise, balance and coordination. Plus, this is an activity which encourages sociability and plenty of laughter.
This list should provide enough inspiration to get you moving. But, of course, the best thing to do is just to get out there and see what works best for you. Have fun and enjoy the exercise!