To prevent boredom and staleness, it’s vital to vary your exercising methods frequently. And what better way to add variety to your exercise program than to play sports? Sports can be fun, exciting, and a great way to get in shape. And let us not forget that adding supplements to your diet and exercise plan at the same time can help you achieve your goals! Here are three great sporting activities and their body-enhancing powers:
Inline Skating What you need to get started:-Inline skates-Knee pads-Elbow pads Wrist guards-Helmet-Introductory lessons
Why it’s fun: Inline skating is a great cardiovascular activity, and it requires a minimal investment of time to be effective. It also affords you the opportunity to get out and see the sights while you strengthen your lower body.
Body benefits: Strengthen those legs! The gluteal complex (butt) is actually a combination of three distinct muscles – the gluteus maximus, minimus, and medius. They are called upon when the leg is lifted to the side, as in a push-off during skating. The more you push off, the better your chances are for stronger legs.
Estimated caloric expenditure: 350 to 400 calories burned per hour skating at 9 mph. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll go a lot faster and burn even more calories! This means you’ll be having fun while you get in shape!
Mountain Biking What you need to get started:-Mountain bike-Bike helmet-Water bottle
Why it’s fun: Depending on the terrain’s difficulty, mountain biking can be anything from a simple ride in the park to an exciting adventure that can have you hurtling across rock faces, over log piles, and up narrow planks. Regardless of how extreme you personally plan to go, mountain biking is a fast-paced workout you can enjoy almost all year long in many parts of the country.
Body benefits: Your butt, calves, and quads will all get a great workout. If you take it to the extreme, your shoulders, triceps (back of your arms), and back muscles will get a workout as well.
Estimated caloric expenditure: 500 to 700 calories per hour, depending on the difficulty.
Hiking/Walking What you need to get started:-All-terrain footwear or running shoes-Comfortable clothing-Water bottle
Why it’s fun: Hiking may not be as exciting as mountain biking or inline skating, but it sure is a lot of fun! Imagine enjoying hours of breathtaking sights as you climb to the summit of a hill or stroll through beautiful woodlands. You’ll return feeling refreshed and relaxed. Pack a camera, a couple of protein bars, some warm clothing, take your best friend or dog, and make a day of it.
Body benefits: Walking uphill works your legs, calves, and glutes in a way that resistance training cannot. If you don’t believe us, try it yourself!
Estimated caloric expenditure: 200 to 500 calories per hour, depending on your pace and the terrain. STAYING FIT AND HAVING FUN!
When you’ve completed your cardio session, don’t forget to follow up with a post-workout nutrition shake. Even the busiest person can make an effort to reclaim at least a small part of one day each week to devote to some sort of sporting activity. Recreational sports are one of the few things that can keep you firmly anchored in the moment. Whether you’re sailing along on a pair of inline skates or climbing a rock ledge on your mountain bike, you’ll afford yourself a great way to escape from other things in your life. It’s all about the moment. Find it. Then live it!