Well you know we all want to be that girl at the beach that drops her cover and has the boys all stare like they have never seen something so perfect before. But getting our bodies this way has never been fun. That's why I can brainstorm some ideas to make fitness not seem like so much of a sweat.
Have you tried horseback riding. Not practical I know but has been known to make people loose three hundred calories just from controlling and grasping the horse. What a fun way to trim pounds for the summer. The best part is you get to make a new furry friend while your trying it! Let him be your guide to your fitness goals in life.
Another sport you could always try that doesn't require a lot of equipment would be swimming. Swimming can be very intensive cardio. You can burn hundreds of calories an hour while keeping cool doing laps around a crystal clear swimming pool. Try to have someone time you and compete with your last to see if you can just get faster and faster. This will make swimming laps more of a game and will have you not notice the strenuous work out.
If the water isn't your thing or you simply don't know how to swim there is a solution for you. Just do the same thing I told you to do in the pool but on land. Yes! I mean running of course. Get friends together and race your hearts out! See who can cross that finish line first. Just make sure you make it a competition. This will end up encouraging you to push yourself to new fitness goals. I know cardio can be straining that why its important to have cool down laps so we are ready to push our selfs again.
Perhaps you are into something a little more organized. Well there is nothing easier to assemble then a simple game of kick ball. What a great way to get together with family and friends. This way your spending time together while making sure that everyone is staying healthy and active. This will also help you develop strategy and learn teamwork. Which makes it an amazing group activity for the kids.
The only problem with the last activity is that it doesn't work if you don't have enough people. This one does however. Have you heard of monkey in the middle perhaps? Well it is an awesome game that I personally used to play when I was a child were someone stood in the middle. Then the other two player stand on the opposing sides of him and through a ball over his head while he try's to catch it. Usually he misses but when he does catch that pesky ball he gets to trade places with whoever through it. What a fun way to spend an afternoon!
So you see their are so many different ways of staying fit. Its so easy to get your whole family involved all year round. Just try some of these activities.