Getting in shape is a goal shared by millions. But only a select few genuinely enjoy hitting the gym. And ever fewer enjoy paying good money for the privilege. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that improving your fitness will bring huge benefits to your body and soul.

Exercise isn’t optional. Human bodies crave regular exercise, and you must find ways to keep yours active. Here are some fantastic tips to ensure that you are staying active. Better still, they should help make sport more fun.

And let’s face it, nobody is going to moan about those savings.


Keep on running

Keep on running

Work Out At Home

Aside from the money, the worst thing about the gym is getting there. Modern life is hectic. Quite frankly, it’s hard enough finding time to work out even before you’ve factored in the journey to the local gym.

Setting up a home gym doesn’t require big expensive machinery. You can go for a run rather than buying a treadmill. The only items you’ll ever need are a few dumbbells and a pull up station.

Working out from home will claw back some valuable time in your day. More importantly, it gives you the freedom to do smaller workouts when you’re busy. Even 10 minutes is better than nothing.

Get Techy

Fitness is a big industry, and it should come as no surprise that there are many tech gadgets to help you stay in shape. Don’t be afraid to embrace them. After all, they could be the secret to keeping you away from the gym.

In addition to fitness equipment, there are plenty of gadgets aimed to help you reach your goals. Meanwhile, you can download mobile phone Apps to track your eating habits and other health factors.

It’s got to be a better use of money than paying for the gym.

Keeping ahead of the game

Keeping ahead of the game

Join A Team

One downside of hitting the gym is that it can get pretty boring and repetitive. However, joining a local sports team will instantly remove that particular problem.

Finding a local team shouldn’t be too hard. Alternatively, you could always set one up with your friends. That way, you can be guaranteed that you’ll enjoy the company of your teammates. Furthermore, it will be far easier to organise training sessions and matches.

Making physical exercise, more social will increase your level of enjoyment. You won’t be working out to get fitter, you’ll be doing it because it’s more fun. Let’s face it, you’re far more likely to stick at something you enjoy too.


Change Your Daily Habits

Let’s face it, the majority of us are naturally quite lazy. But by actively making a few changes to our daily rituals, we could soon see our fitness and general well-being shoot through the roof.

You can see vast improvements simply by taking the stairs at work. Alternatively, getting off the bus one stop early and walking the rest of the way can help. It won’t make any difference to your day, but it will to your health.

However, one of the best ways to make a noticeable impact is to quit bad habits like smoking. And if you still want to hit the gym, all that money you’ve saved will cover the membership fee too.


About The Author


I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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