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How to Have Fun Getting Fit

Updated on February 7, 2015

Marcy Upright Mag Cycle

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Make Fitness Fun

Fitness and fun can go hand in hand with the right frame of mind. We tend to think of exercise as boring. Obesity is a growing concern, especially in the United States and the European countries. It is so easy to get into a rut. Become couch potatoes, play videos games or spend the majority of our waking life on the computer.

I know because I am an internet addict. But with the right set of goals and attitude we can change the way we feel and think.

Start off with positive thinking of getting fit. This is what I have started to do since I first wrote. My Quest to Become a Loser (Weight Loss)

Take a walk to clear your mind. A walk to a beautiful lake is a good start.

Marcy Exercise Equipment - Available Here on Amazon

Kitsap Lake - Bremerton, WA

Kitsap Lake - Bremerton, WA
Kitsap Lake - Bremerton, WA

Young and Fit

As a teenager exercise was part of my everyday life. At the time I lived in Bremerton, Washington. There you would find many windy roads and hills.

When I wasn't in school, you could find me riding my old 3 speed (gears not working, breaks locking up, chain falling off) bike. I lived near Kitsap Lake. The road around the lake was a little more than 4.5 miles around. Most of the time I would ride around it twice.

One part of the road had a very steep hill. Half of the time my bike wouldn't make it all the way up. So I would have to get off and walk the bike to the top of the hill. Once at the top, I would jump on my bike and zoom down the hill. Sometimes losing control and hoping not to run into anything or falling off. What can I say...I was a klutz!

Often I would walk home from school versus take the bus. This was nearly a 5 mile walk, up and down the hills of Bremerton.

Rarely would I stay still. And every charitable walkathon (like the March of Dimes) you would find me there.

This activity level continued on into my twenties. It is easier to be thin when you are active, young and your body naturally burns calories faster. But even then, I worked hard to stay thin.

As we age it becomes increasingly harder to stay fit. Fitness and diet industry is a multimillion dollar business. Below fund fitness ideas are fitness products.

US Navy Exercising on Ship

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Fitness Fun Ideas

  1. Add a friend as a fitness partner.
  2. Join a fitness group.
  3. Become involved in a sport or an activity.
  4. Mix up your exercise routine.
  5. Dance to music.
  6. Buy Wii fitness and use it.
  7. Go biking.
  8. Take a long walk.
  9. Go camping and explore.
  10. Twirl a Hula-Hoop.
  11. Take up Martial Arts.
  12. Kick boxing.
  13. Play Marco Polo.
  14. Roller skating.
  15. Play tag.

Get Fit With Wii

Since I am an owner of a Wii system, I can honestly tell everyone how much fun this is. All the sports video games give a good workout. I don't have a Wii Fitness, but it is on my wish list.

Wii Fit Plus Routine

Have Fun with an Exercise Ball

Max Fitness 65cm Exercise Ball with Foot Pump (Pearl White)
Max Fitness 65cm Exercise Ball with Foot Pump (Pearl White)
An exercise ball works multiple muscles at one time while forcing your body to balance itself. This creates a very effective and challenging workout. For example, lying on a bench to perform tricep extensions is a good exercise but it’s limited to working primarily just the triceps. However, perform that same move on a stability ball and you have created an unstable environment. Additional muscles are activated that work to keep you balanced on the ball. That means you are now working harder and essentially getting more bang for your buck while not increasing your exercise time.
 

Exercises with Your Fitness Ball

SPRI Pumping Rubber on The Ball Video
SPRI Pumping Rubber on The Ball Video
The Pumping Rubber DVD is a perfect exercise combination of the Xertube and the Xercise Ball targeting the chest, shoulders, back and arms, while conditioning hips, thighs, buttocks and abdominals.
 

Fun Exercise Videos on Amazon - Something for beginners to children

Though I wouldn't want many people see me do this, belly dancing would be fun to learn and is a great way to get fit. Below is a little bit of everything for a good cardio workout to strength training and for children to adults.

The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max

Billy Blanks - Tae Bo Kicks

Billy Blanks Tae Bo

Fabulous Forever Easy Strength Slow down your aging clock

Take Up Belly Dancing Jalila - Belly Dance Queen 2009

6 Fit Kids' Fitness Workouts for Children

Can I Ride That Bike?

Can I Ride That Bike?
Can I Ride That Bike?

Get Fit with This Exercise Bike

This is more deluxe than the old stationary bike that I have, which weighs as much as a small car. It is a great exercise tool to have during those cold winter months or if you would like to watch TV.

Schwinn Active 10 Series Upright Exercise Bike

Schwinn Fitness Active 10 Series Upright Exercise Bike (Discontinued)
Schwinn Fitness Active 10 Series Upright Exercise Bike (Discontinued)
Get an excellent cardio workout at home without breaking the bank with the Schwinn Active 10 upright exercise bike. It features 11 preset programs, computer-controlled eddy current resistance, and a belt drive system that ensures quiet operation and a smooth ride. The grip heart rate sensors also enable you to monitor your fitness level. The handlebars are adjustable to suit your riding position, and it includes integrated leveling feet to keep everything balanced and help protect your floor. Other features include a 9-position padded saddle and transport wheels for easy storage after your workout.
 

30 Day Diet

30 Day Diet
30 Day Diet

Chocolate Diet on Zazzle

Yummy Gifts

Get fit with Chocolate? Dark chocolate is good for you. Eat a small piece a day to feel good.

When it comes to brownies,eat two to cancel each other out. Some fun chocolate on custom gifts below. Find these the Brownie Diet and Truffles items in

Chocoholics Unite! Gifts Category on Zazzle Here

For the real edible food treat

Chocolates & Treats – View Here

Fun Chocolate on Gifts

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Fit or Fat

Do you need to get fit?

Fun Walking on Air

I own a more deluxe type air walker. Since I am not a huge exercise fanatic, this is one exercise equipment that is enjoyable.

Gazelle Edge

Gazelle GEDGECAT Edge Glider Home Fitness Low Impact Exercise Equipment Machine with Workout DVD for Home Use and Training
Gazelle GEDGECAT Edge Glider Home Fitness Low Impact Exercise Equipment Machine with Workout DVD for Home Use and Training
Stay in shape at home without taking up all your space. The Gazelle Edge gives you a great workout and then folds up compactly to store in a small area. Using an elliptical you get a full-body toning, while getting a full cardio workout.
 

Exercise Cycle - Great workout with your hands or feet

My niece has one of these and she loves it. She talks about sitting in her chair and watching he favorite TV program while working out. I wonder how this would work out for me, while typing on my keyboard.

Stamina 15-0120 InStride Cycle XL

Stamina InStride Folding Cycle XL Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser w/Smart Workout App - Mini Exercise Bike Desk Exercise Equipment for Legs & Arms - Fully Assembled
Stamina InStride Folding Cycle XL Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser w/Smart Workout App - Mini Exercise Bike Desk Exercise Equipment for Legs & Arms - Fully Assembled
Cycling improves your cardiovascular health, boosts the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, and decreases your risk of heart disease. Now you can enjoy all the benefits of cycling without spending a ton of money with the affordable InStride XL cycle from Stamina Products. Unlike most exercise bikes, the InStride XL cycle doesn't come with a seat. Instead, you sit in a standard dining room chair or lie on the floor, then insert your feet into the sturdy rubber straps. Once you're in, you can pedal in forward or reverse motion, with an adjustable tension knob that lets you vary your intensity and an electronic monitor that times your workouts. As an alternative, you can even rest the InStride XL on a table and pedal with your hands to experience a full-range upper body workout.
 

© 2009 Sandy Mertens

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