Exercise doesn’t always have to be dull. After all, there can’t be anything duller than running on a treadmill and not getting anywhere. There are however, different ways to burn off the extra calories without forking out a king’s ransom to join the gym.
First off, cleaning, as odd is this sounds, this most mundane of household chores actually burns more calories than you’d think, and the added bonus is that you have a house that practically gleams! Also going back to basics is a good idea, instead of vacuuming your rug, take it outside and beat it. This is also a great stress relief!
If you have a musical streak, why not put it to use and take up dance classes. Dancing is one of the most difficult disciplines and as such requires time, effort, and a lot of calories. We don’t expect, or want you performing a Dying Swan on your first session, however, in time and as you move up the grades, it will be possible. You’ll also find that dance instructors can give you sound and proper advice on which foods are best to eat (generally Chicken, Eggs and Lean Beef).
There are many advantages to dancing, including improved flexibility, higher energy levels, greater endurance and strength and you’ll also find new friends at the same time. It’s a bit of a no brainer really.
If you’re not a fan of the idea of dancing, then you could employ a personal trainer. These people are there to encourage you, push you and generally make you aspire to be better at what you’re doing. Choose them wisely however, for some personal trainers are like little Hitler’s and push things too far. You’re of no use to anyone having a cardiac arrest after your 600th sit up because you’ve over done it.
If being coached by a complete sadist isn’t your idea of fun, you could simply take a walk, or better still, if your local shop is in a reasonable walking distance (5 minutes or so), walk to the shop daily, buy a few small items that won’t be wasted, such as two 1 litre bottles of water and walk home again with one in each hand. We also noted that people who walk short distances daily have more resistance and healthier immune systems.
Now the most enjoyable exercise, or should we say “sexercise”, is, simply put, sex. Never mind whips and chains (unless that is your thing!), put down the 50 shades of Grey and pick up the Kama Sutra. We all enjoy a good old bonk, but tend to end up stuck in the same old comfortable positions such as Missionary, Doggy, Inverted Cow Girl/Boy. Spice things up a bit, not only will you have a more fulfilling experience, you’ll also find you both may enjoy some of the new techniques.