You don’t have to join a gym

Most people sit on their butts far too much these days. Working in offices, sitting in meetings, driving, then when we get home we sit down to dinner and sit down to watch television. Is it any wonder that half of our population is overweight?

Now I am biased – I love training in the gym but not everyone is the same, you don’t have to train in a gym to achieve fantastic results – you just have to move more. Here are a few examples of activities (that are cheap) and can help you get into shape:

Walking is a fantastic means of exercise – it is easy, you can do it anywhere and you don’t need any special pieces of equipment. You can also control the intensity – by walking faster or slower. There are also some fantastic walking trails around – I have recently found the 1000 stairs trail just outside of Melbourne and it is a great workout.

Dancing is another form exercise – now it is not my sort of thing and I don’t mean on a big night out! There are loads of dance classes in all sorts of genres in studios around everywhere. Movement to music also involves many other senses as well as improving co-ordination. You can dance by yourself or with a partner – it is a very unrated form of exercise.

Yoga and Tai Chi – are great chill out exercises. Both can help you relax and unwind from the stressors of everyday life. Nice slow rhythmical movements and the emphasis on breathing – means these exercise can re-energise you and leave you feeling relaxed and reinvigorated.

You don’t have to have a gym membership to get fit, there are heaps of other things that you can do as part of your fitness regime.  The secret to exercise is finding something you enjoy doing so it does not become a chore.

- Anthony

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