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Losing Weight Can Be Fun

Do you groan when you think of trying to lose weight and exercise? Most of us do!

Unfortunately, for so many, the very idea of losing weight breeds negative thoughts and

feelings. You may even feel as if it's an impossible challenge.

If losing weight has become a drag, you need to rethink your strategy.

You'll be happy to know that you don't need to go to the gym to lose weight and get the

body you want!

Here are five simple activities that will help you get healthy while having a blast:

1. Play group sports. One great idea for losing weight the fun way is to play group

sports. Next time, instead of dragging yourself to the gym and those dreaded

machines, check out the recreation center in your area.

Start playing soccer, softball, volleyball, or basketball. With these activities,

you'll be burning off the calories while enjoying yourself at the same time!

2. Go for a walk with your friends. Another great way to get active and improve your

health is to start walking with friends. Meet during the week to take a brisk walk

together, either in the morning before your day begins, during lunch, or in the evening

after work.

Schedule your walk into your day as social time. While you're walking, take

time to catch up and chat with each other. This way it feels more like a social

experience instead of exercise.

3. Dance. Dancing is another great way to burn off mega calories while you have a great

time. You'll get your heart pumping, and you'll enjoy an awesome total workout!

Take a dance class.

Go out to a nightclub where you can dance the night away.

Get some dance videos so you can dance at home.

4. Beautify your yard or cultivate a garden. Gardening and yard work are both

activities that burn calories so you can lose some weight. Planting flowers or

vegetables, pulling weeds, raking, hauling dirt, and doing other gardening chores can

really help you get in shape.

When you're squatting, bending, and yanking out those weeds, you'll be working

muscles you didn't even know you had!

5. Play with your family. Even something as simple as playtime outdoors with the

family can help you lose some pounds and stay healthy. Whether it's running, Frisbee,

or playing tag together, just having fun with the family can give you some much

needed activity.

Visit a park and go hiking on the trails.

Climb a tree in your backyard.

Go swimming or skiing.

The possibilities are endless! You'll have fun spending quality time with your family, and

teaching your children a healthy lifestyle as well.

Although these activities are fun, regular activity and eating a healthy diet go hand in hand

when you want to lose weight. You can't count one weekend of gardening as your exercise

for the week. Vary your activities for more fun, and do something to get moving every day.

Consistency is the key to reaching your weight loss goal.

As you can see, exercising and getting in shape don't have to be boring or unpleasant. There

are plenty of easy activities you can do to lose weight, improve your health, and have fun!

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