Five Fun Activities that Will Help You Lose Weight This Summer

This is a contributed post for those of you who are looking for some fun weight loss ideas this summer. Enjoy!

If you have been trying to lose weight for a long time and have even adjusted your diet and exercise routine, spending hours at the gym, it might be time to end the struggle and find some fun activities that will get your heart rate up, increase your metabolism, and make you feel better about yourself at the same time. Below you will find five of them you can try this summer to improve your health and wellbeing, as well as your BMI.

1. Swimming

As one of the rare exercises that will move every muscle and joint in your body, swimming is suitable for all ages and abilities. You will be able to lose weight from every part of your body, instead of focusing on one area or having to deal with stretch marks. Swimming, combined with a sauna session here and then will keep your skin flexible and your heart active. You might want to try this in the open waters or find a swimming pool that lets the sunshine in at least.

2. Cycling

If you are unable to run, but would like to lose weight from the lower body, you can try cycling. You don’t have to do it alone; join a local club and challenge yourself every week. Even if you just swap your car to the bike every now and then you will see great benefits. The longer you use your bike the more you will exhaust the leg and butt muscles, getting long and lean defined muscles as a result.

3. Badminton

A lighter and more fun way of exercise is Badminton. You can do it anywhere; from the beach to your local court. Provided that you are sheltered from the wind, you can get your friends to go with you and challenge them for a match or two. You will not only work out in the fresh air, but tone up much quicker than sweating in the fitness center doing cardio exercises.

4. Belly Dancing

If you would like to feel better about yourself, and fully understand the importance of exercise, you can find an even more enjoyable way of shaking off the extra pounds. You are sure to find a belly dancing teacher in your local area or a group that will be happy to take you on as a beginner. Women over 40 can be powerful and beautiful. Whether you have too much to shake around or just would like to tone up your middle, belly dancing is a great way to get fit.  

5. Rock Climbing

Those loving adrenaline spikes in their lives can try rock climbing. Start with an introductory course, so you can learn the basic safety rules and the best climbing methods, and then join a club once you are confident enough. Be sure to invest in equipment and find the best women’s climbing shoes that will help you reach your goal and your full potential faster.  

Whether you are looking for a fun way to work out or a more effective exercise program, try these summer activities this summer.

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