You don’t always have to go out of your way to be active. Some of the best exercise is incidental and just so happens to be great fun. By choosing something you enjoy to do, you are more likely to do it more often.
Chasing after the grandkids
If you’ve ever tried playing with the grandkids, you know that they have plenty of energy to spare. Chasing after them, or even jogging and picking up a ball or frisbee, can be a great way to get some exercise while having quality time with the family. Dogs are also great cheerleaders. If you don’t have one, someone you know might appreciate a puppy-walker while they’re at work. Doesn’t hurt to ask!
Add a Friend
Find someone who is full of energy, fun and who you look forward to spending time with as your exercise buddy. That way, you’ll want to exercise just to be with your friend. You’re both bound to have those days when you’d rather stay in on the couch, so take turns being the booster.
Having a companion or two when you exercise can make it much more enjoyable. Group classes are a great way to meet new people, have an instructor to help you with your form and keep you motivated. Seek out clubs that hold classes or activities for your age group and interests.
Playing sports are fun. Whether you like to get competitive, or you just enjoy the social aspects of team sports, they are a great way to meet new people, improve hand-eye coordination, and keep active.
And remember, the key to keeping active later in life is to choose a variety of activities that you enjoy, and combines aerobics, strength, flexibility and balance.