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How To Keep Fit When You Don’t Like The Gym

Although many people associate getting fit with going to the gym, it’s not the only way that you can make sure you’re keeping on track with your fitness goals.

It could be that you don’t like the gym, or maybe you don’t have time to go, but if you simply don’t like the gym then that’s okay – not everyone does, so in this post we’re going to share with you some of the ways that you can make sure you’re able to keep fit even if you don’t like the gym.

Swimming:

For those who don’t particularly enjoy doing a lot of sports or lifting weight at the gym, then swimming is the perfect alternative.

It offers a full body workout at a very low-impact which means less risk of injury. The great thing about swimming is you can go completely at your own pace and then you can work your way up until you start to feel like the results are kicking in. It does take a while for the results to show, but you will notice other benefits almost immediately, such as you start to feel that you have a better appetite, which means you eat better at different times of the day, and you will also feel that you’re able to sleep better, so that will impact on your overall health.

Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing, or any kind of climbing is a seriously fun way to keep fit and work your whole body at once.

It will require a good deal of strength, but it’s something that  you can also start off with quite small and work your way up if you’ve never done any kind of rock climbing before. If you don’t want to overdo it on your first attempt, then maybe you should go to an indoor climbing centre and practice a little bit, or you can also join a climbing group and work with an instructor who can actually show you the best ways to approach this for your strength level.  When going climbing, it’s also important that you have the right equipment ,such as rock climbing clothes, shoes and other outerwear to protect you.

Yoga:

If you’re looking for something a little less intense, then perhaps yoga could be something for you.

Yoga is a great way to get a full body workout, but also offers great benefits for the mind and for your overall health and well-being. There are different types of yoga, so what type you do will depend on what you enjoy, and you should definitely look into this before getting started since the risk of injury can be high if you don’t know what you’re doing. Perhaps take a class with an instructor on your first few attempts to find what your comfort level is and what you enjoy.

Walking:

Walking is something that we can all do every day if we choose to, it costs no money to walk anywhere, and takes very little time and effort since you may already be walking somewhere anyway.

All you really need in order to stay fit is a 20 minute brisk walk each day.

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