Do you envy fitness models with 6-pack abs and firm physiques? Do you feel guilty for not getting enough exercise but love Singapore’s street food? Do you wish to have incredible body strength, to lift yourself into a picture-perfect curvy handstand yoga pose? Is your love to be fit the same as your love for video games? If you answer yes to all these questions, we might have a solution for you!
It’s time to break a sweat doing what you love most. We’re going to teach you how to be fit doing the most un-exercising activities. Say what?! Yes! It’s true. You can lose weight, tone up and gain strength doing some of the everyday activities you do.
Get fit with shopping!
Yay! Shopping! Everyone loves shopping! Even if you’re not a shopaholic, you will love buying new things. The act of shopping can be therapeutic while also increasing activity on average. Think about this. The average minimum length of a shopping mall is around 500 metres from end to end. If you were to walk from one end to the other while navigating through retail outlets and double back to where you started, the minimum distance you will cover is 1 kilometre. That’s your CARDIO right there. With every step you take, focus on the calories you burn. If you are anal about the distance you’ve covered, why not get a fitness band or a fitness watch such as Fitbit to track the distance you’ve covered.
Also, try tucking in your tummy to get that slim figure while walking. Tightening your abdominal muscles makes them stronger and further enhances your sexy body shape. No weights to lift? No worries! Simply use those bags in hand as your dumbbells and do mini bicep curls while waiting in line at the checkout counter. Yes you might get some stares at first, but after a few rounds of shopping, you will have sexy, toned arms everyone admires.
Get fit playing video games
Here’s a heads-up for gamers; you can get fit with video games – certain video games. No kidding! If you love playing console games in particular, you’re in luck! We are all aware that video games keep the mind alert, but not many know that there are video games that keep us active too. With today’s technology, virtual reality is as real as.. well, reality! Hence, movement becomes part and parcel of the video game that you play. All you have to do is choose games that make you move. Here are some video games that propel you off your bum into workout mode:
- Dance Dance Revolution
Do slick beats get you moving? Dance Dance Revolution is the ultimate dancing game to get you in the groove. Dance Dance Revolution is so exciting, even celebrities such as Russel Peters and Usher love it. Available on the Nintendo Wii, DDR as it’s known for short, guides you into a rhythmic jive of pop-locking, RnB and HipHop bounce, liquid dance and a myriad of slick dance moves. You won’t even realize that you’re breaking a sweat. What’s better, you gradually get the hang of the moves and overcome the initial nervousness of dance. Soon, busting a move becomes second nature to every step you take.
- Zumba Fitness
Much like DDR, Zumba Fitness is another game with bouncing flare. Perfect for those embarrassed to Zumba in gym classes, Zumba Fitness can be danced to in the comfort of your home. Use it on the Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360 to bring out the dancer in you. Maximize your true potential as a world-class fitness Zumba participant by internalizing choreographed moves from professional instructors. Proven to be one of the most fun ways of losing weight, Zumba Fitness on gaming consoles is perfect to get fit.
- Beachbody P90X
For those of you who want something a bit more advanced, we’ve got just the thing for you. Enter Beachbody P90X – the 30-day program that features specially selected high-intensity moves to get your blood pumping. Beachbody P90X also guides you into the correct way to execute your fitness goals. Hence, you get a type of fitness coaching structure.
Of course there are a million other fitness games you could choose from, but these are just some of the favourites. Let’s look at some other *easier* ways you could be active
Getting fit is easy-peezy!
What you may have figured out until now is that getting fit is easy! Even with the most fun things we love, you can firm up, tone, slim and strengthen our body. There’s no need to rack up heavy amounts to join a gym or hire a personal trainer. Simply be more active with the tips given above and find yourself accomplishing your fitness targets with ease!