It’s common knowledge that regular exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle. Here’s another reason to sweat – your smile. A study with more than 12,000 participants observed the effects of exercise on dental health. Those who exercised consistently had healthier gums and fresher breath, compared to those didn’t exercise.
You know by now that you should exercise. Then why do people still manage to make excuses to skip the gym? If you find the typical gym regimen boring, don’t do things you dread. Try a workout replacement instead!
Here are three unique routines to pump you (and your interest level) up!
1. Run a Hula fever.
Shake those hula hips! If running on the treadmill sounds worse than running your nails on a chalkboard, bust a move with this tried-and-true form of exercise – hula! With or without your hula skirt, turn on the radio to swing and sway your way to a healthier you! Get routine inspiration here.
2. Kill two “chores” with one stone.
Many view a daily workout as a chore. Why not turn two tasks into one? Go for the housework burn! The more effort you put into cleaning, the more calories you’ll burn. One easy strategy is to alternate your housework between levels. For example, vacuum the basement carpet, and then make the bed upstairs. The constant stair climbing will ensure a spick and span sweat session.
3. Exercise with a view.
Mauka or Makai, we’re surrounded by beauty. Take a walk with your family and friends in the rolling hills of Ho`omaluhia Gardens or down at your favorite beach. Aside from the beautiful view, walking is so relaxing that most people walk further distances than they normally would on treadmills or tracks, especially when they’re “talking story!”
Go ahead…skip the gym! Which exercise alternatives are you most excited to try?